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'Vreeland'

Jacki Lyden talks with Eleanor Dwight about her biography, Diana Vreeland. Vreeland was a fashion editor at Harper's Bazaar and editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine. Jackie Kennedy said Vreeland was her "fashion mentor" and she is credited with helping launch the careers of Lauren Bacall, Mary McFadden, Issey Miyake and Richard Avedon.

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Longtime listeners recognize Jacki Lyden's voice from her frequent work as a substitute host on NPR. As a journalist who has been with NPR since 1979, Lyden regards herself first and foremost as a storyteller and looks for the distinctive human voice in a huge range of national and international stories.