Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Diane von Furstenberg

I'm sure I don't need to tell you about the classic beauty that is Diane von Furstenberg. If you've ever worn a wrap dress you have this lovely lady to thank for it. Ok, that's probably a bit of a stretch but she is very well-known for this fashion staple. She became a designer in the 1970's, left the fashion scene in the 80's (for Paris) to become a publisher then returned to NYC in the 1990's where she relaunched the brand to wide acclaim.
Her portfolio is timeless. Any one of the dresses could be worn at any time during her 40 years of designing and will probably be worn for decades to come. And they're not ridiculously expensive. Expensive, yes, but not totally unobtainable. She's a lovely woman with a heart for other women entrepreneurs and is definitely an inspiration. Here are some pictures from her recent collection.
Diane Von Furstenberg
So beautiful. I love the flowy, belted, printed top with the leggings. Gorgeous. And timeless right?
Here are some older pictures of her, pictures of her home in Connecticut and of her Manhattan office. You can get a sense of her as a designer by looking at what she surrounds herself with and chooses to wear.
Diane Von Furstenberg
Diane Von Furstenberg Home
Diane von Furstenberg Office
She's recently announced that she'll be designing housewares, to launch in the Spring of next year. I'm looking forward to seeing what she comes up with - it's bound to be amazing. Especially after creating rooms for the London hotel "Clarigde's". She did a wonderful job layering textures and patterns and colors. I can only hope that her housewares will have the same personality.
Diane Von Furstenberg for Clardige's
Images from: Coco and Emma // DVF site // Claridge's // Yatzer // InStyle

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