For more than 40 years, Diane von Furstenberg has designed beautiful, covetable dresses and ready-to-wear pieces for a strong, stylish, independent woman. Today, we celebrate her birth and all of her fabulous accomplishments since jump-starting her iconic brand. Among her chic milestones? Giving us a plethora of colorfully signature wrap-dress prints, being honored with the CFDA lifetime achievement award, moonlighting as a judge on America's Next Top Model, committing millions of dollars to New York City's High Line public park, and inspiring countless women to own their womanhood. To honor DVF's iconic ladylike looks, we've culled the brand's most stunning campaigns to date. Click through to admire Diane's wearable works of art in all their glory.
The clutch is one of our favorite accessory trends this season, so we've rounded up a few of our must haves and there's sure to be a style to suit any personality. From notice-me neons to a party-perfect glitter clutch from Anya Hindmarch that we'll definitely be carrying come New Years' Eve, these ultra-cool clutches provide the perfect finish to any holiday ensemble!
We caught up with the legendary Diane von Furstenberg backstage at her Spring 2012 runway show, where we found out her inspiration for the upcoming season — modern-day Africa — and her favorite part about being a designer. Plus, find out how she celebrates after a big show, and make sure to check out the entire Spring runway right here.
For Spring 2012, Diane von Furstenberg was inspired by Africa, which translated on the runway to shades of orange, green, and khaki and touches of safari, artfully done with modern appeal — think waist bags and diaphanous cargo pants. The graphic loafers and glittering sandals were particularly fetching, as were the mixed, signature prints. To see the complete collection, watch our runway coverage now!
Lights, camera, action: Diane von Furstenberg put on a major show last night — attended by celebs like Fergie, Molly Sims, and Maggie Q. With American legends as her inspiration point, the designer dreamed up an eccentric and eclectic array of colorful liquid sequin gowns, graphic gaucho wraps, pajama suits, leather jackets, along with her signature print dresses. High slits, an overarching theme thus far during Fashion Week, also made its way on the runway in addition to sleek silk tunic dresses. Diane von Furstenberg's throwback references, like '70s-inspired pleated dresses, and modern, via a cropped star-embellished cropped jacket, were seamlessly intertwined, creating a covetable collection for every girl looking to be an American legend.
Oohee, bring on the crazy for Spring! Whilst you're always going to find girls who want to play it safe with straight, smooth or perfectly pulled back hair, next season I dare you to try something new. Put away your straightening irons and dust off your crimpers from the 1980's because wild and big is beautiful again! Check out these looks from the Mulberry, Diane von Furstenburg and Y-3 catwalks of New York's Spring 2010 Fashion Week and let me know if you think you're going to pimp the crimped look this Spring.