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WRITE NOW: There is no disputing that Diana Vreeland was a real card and now her name is stamped on limited edition stationery. The late fashion editrix’s grandson Alexander Vreeland has collaborated with Connor Fine Engraver and Stationer to help finesse the Diana Vreeland special edition card set. An image of the signature ivory horn necklace his grandmother wore is engraved on each card which comes with a red-lined envelope. The 12 blank cards are wrapped in leopard print tissue paper in a box with a red satin ribbon silk-screened with Vreeland’s signature. Style-conscious letter writers can now find the $98 box set in the new Connor shop in Barneys New York’s Chelsea Passage.
Oscar de la Renta is also giving admirers another reason to write. Through a deal with Mrs. John L. Strong, the designer will launch note cards, invitations and place cards at the Mrs. John L. Strong boutique on Madison Avenue, as well as through his boutiques and Web site. The designer’s stationery has images of delicate-looking gold bows, similar to ones that occasionally appear in collections, though these are considerably more affordable.
This story first appeared in the December 21, 2011 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.