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.
Posts for December 2011
- Joan Smalls and Saskia de Brauw flip for Chanel's Spring '12 campaign — Sandi in the City
- 11 easy ways to style your hair for New Year's Eve — Beauty and the Budget
- Some inspiration for your New Year's Eve party prep — House of Anais
- The best hands-free holiday purses — Cheap Chic Daily
- Amber Heard's most fashionable looks from 2011 — The Fashionable Teacher
The race for street-style star was tight, but from the crew of trendsetters, including Olivia Palermo, Zoe Saldana, and Kate Bosworth, Rachel Bilson emerged the victor. With an off-duty style that captures the both effortless vibe of the California girl and the fashion darling, Rachel's adept at blending cutoffs and couture. She's earned her fashion chops working for the Karl as the face of Magnum Ice Cream, landed the role as style director at Sunglass Hut, and most recently launched her own footwear collection for ShoeMint; it's no wonder that working in the business has affected her personal style. She's nailed that cool-girl meets girlie-girl aesthetic with ease, and continues to inspire our own wardrobes — here's to another year of street style with as much influence as the red carpet.
If there was one celebrity that could outdo Gaga in the world of outlandish style, it had to be Nicki Minaj. The pop star emerged as the winner of this year's most outrageous celebrity style, thanks to a year of whimsical fashion, including bubble-gum pink and blue hair, bright color, and circus-like confections. She made headlines for looks from the VMAs red carpet to an appearance at Fashion Week (and a front-row seat next to Anna Wintour). It seems nothing is off-limits when it comes to Nicki's affinity for statement-making fashion — who knows what 2012 will bring for the hip-hop singer's style . . .
Beyoncé Knowles showed off her wild side in animal-print Alexander McQueen leggings and a silk button-up while doing a little shopping in NYC. The songstress styled her body-hugging bottoms with a nappa leather jacket and matching buckle booties, both by Alexander McQueen. She finished off her fierce Winter look with a croc Kate Spade bag and orange nail polish. Snag her exact leggings, jacket, and killer kicks here.
It's official: Miranda Kerr has proven a fierce triple threat — a supermodel at the top of her game, a chic jet-setter, and now, your most stylish celebrity mom. With 44 percent of the vote, Miranda's flawless wardrobe trumped the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Katie Holmes. What makes her so cool? She never once sacrificed her effortless style, even as she toted baby Flynn on one arm and a statement bag on the other. Miranda's mix of polished pieces, sexy red-carpet style, and off-duty laid-back essentials made her 2011's standout celebrity mom with styling prowess.
We're in full count down to NYE mode, which translates to sequins, metallics, and festive attire. For our final countdown look, cull inspiration from Emmy Rossum's sexy Naven sapphire look. Sparkle in a bold blue sequin minidress, but keep your admirers guessing with a deep V back, zipper details, and long sleeves. A sophisticated updo will draw the right amount of attention to those flashes of skin; statement diamond earrings will lend a classic touch; and, sleek patent leather black T-strap heels will tie the entire ensemble together. We suggest you err on the side of understated accessories via a soft pink lip and silver-tinged fingertips — let the dress do all the work. Just click below and shop your favorite pieces.
It may just have been the actress's turn in a lilac Elie Saab that sealed her fate as red-carpet queen of the year. The Black Swan star stunned in a bevvy of couture confections all awards season, but ever since we saw Mila Kunis light up the Oscars in the utterly femme creation, she solidified her status as a Hollywood style pro. From the more dramatic Alexander McQueen to the sexier back-strapless Versace, Mila stunned at press appearances and film premieres all year long, and proved she's got the style chops to rival — and beat — red-carpet favorites like Anne Hathaway and Michelle Williams.
ShopStylist MostOfficialMikaila showcases beautiful bright hues in an otherworldly illustration-inspired spread. Pair orange and cork Casadei wedges with a rich ruffled dress, like this Barneys New York confection. Keep the vibrancy going with quirky and colorful accessories — sapphire drop earrings and an orange snakeskin clutch should do the trick. Need more fuel? Look to the dreamy watercolor illustration for bold additions.