Like much of Mrs. Vreeland's sensibility for fashion and style, the Watteau referencing of this Chanel suit was a compelling part of its glamour. Art was important to Mrs. Vreeland, both as an editor and an exhibition impresario. She favored juxtapositions of art and contemporary fashion in the magazines and aligned art with fashion in her exhibitions. Chanel herself wore the same suit in black.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Diana Vreeland: Immoderate Style," December 9, 1993–March 20, 1994.