>> While most fashion films err on the side of dreamy abstraction, Gia Coppola's new short features an actual story. In it, a struggling Hollywood screenwriter finds inspiration after a night of drunken debauchery — all while dressed to the nines in DVF's Current/Elliott collection, for which the film was created. And though the four-minute short may be more straightforward than most, there's still plenty of quirky charm; look for cheeky references to classic films, a '60s-inspired color palette, and a jaunty piano score by Robert Schwartzman. Tracy Antonopoulos stars, and Aubrey Plaza provides the voice-over.
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!
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!
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.
In her interview with the Telegraph, 64-year-old Diane von Furstenberg explains the motivation for her iconic wrap dress design, shares her recommendation for Kate Middleton's wedding gown designer, and opens up about her thoughts on plastic surgery.
On her quote from the '80s about designing the wrap dress without zippers for quietly leaving a sleeping man: "Haven't you ever tried to creep out of the room unnoticed the following morning? I've done that many times."
On Kate Middleton: "I think she should go for Alexander McQueen. But you know what? She reminds me more and more of Diana. Everything about her. I think she's there to avenge Diana's memory — that's clearly what William wants. Giving Kate his mother's ring was a great gesture, and I think that theirs will be a happy version of his parents' marriage. But he absolutely chose a woman who was like his mother — that was deliberate."
On utilizing her sexuality in the workplace: "I had good legs and I loved showing them off. Yes, I used the aspects of being a woman to my advantage, but I worked for myself, not a big corporation, so I was lucky to have the freedom to behave however I liked."
On plastic surgery: "Sometimes I think that we've regressed . . . All these women with fake breasts and cosmetic surgery — all that just objectifies us again . . . But I think the pendulum will swing back the other way. The whole point about beauty is its imperfection."
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. To see our backstage interview with the designer and the full runway video, visit FabSugarTV.
Backstage at the Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2011 show, we caught up with top models in monochromatic jewel tones, mixed prints, oversized shades, and luxurious fur jackets. Watch our video to hear the designer talk about channeling the strong rustic chic spirit of the American West this Fall!
Diane von Furstenberg recently debuted her new Fall 2011 collection entitled “American Legends.” The sartorial legend herself, along with head designer Yvan Mispelaere, were inspired by the spirit of the Wild West, which translated on the runway to wide-brimmed hats and fringe-lined fabrics, even including cowboy boots and suede accents. Of course, the line featured DVF's signature feminine soignee in the form of gorgeous liquid sequined gowns, luscious fur accents, and updated prints for the new season. Check out the full runway here, and stay tuned for an interview with the designer!