"I am extremely disappointed to see that we have used practically no pearls at all in the past few issues. In fact, many necklines could have been helped by pearls worn inside the dress that show inside the cutaway sides and back of most ordinary dresses on top...
I speak of this very often -- and as soon as I stop speaking the pearls disappear.
Nothing gives the luxury of pearls. Please keep this in mind."
-Diana Vreeland in a December 9, 1966 memo