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 31st 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 . . .