Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker, and other stylish celebrities have been known to attend the Costume Institute Gala, known as the "Oscars of fashion." In anticipation of this year's star-studded event honoring the American Woman, we've taken a look back at the Met's red carpet fashion from years past and picked the stylish celebrities, designers and models who best embodied the year's theme.
Diane von Furstenberg is releasing a compilation album called "Proud to be Woman" to benefit Vital Voices, an organization committed to empowering female leaders around the globe.
Mary J. Bllige, Santigold, Bebel Gilberto, Christina Aguilera, Joss Stone, and Estelle are among the female artists appearing on the album to be released on International Women's Day (March 8) and available at Diane von Furstenberg boutiques, DVF.com, and iTunes.
To celebrate the CD Estelle will host an event Monday night in DVF's New York store, and on March 16 the Los Angeles boutique will present live a performance by Mozella. Diane von Furstenberg will also donate 10 percent of worldwide store sales from March 8-15 to Vital Voices. It's time to shop for a cause.
Highlights from the Diane von Furstenberg runway at the Fall 2010 New York Fashion Week. A bit of disco, retro flair with pop colors, prints, and bright floral chiffon. Gold lamé was all over the collection - from vests to mini-dresses. The collection also included an embellished variation of her famous wrap dress with sparkles and ruffled tiers.
I was once lucky enough to be invited to Diane von Furstenberg's Christmas party — a perk of having a Summer internship with the company — at the DvF headquarters, which at the time was the first floor of her home. Diane descended to greet her guests from a spiral staircase — the coolest architectural feature ever. Beside the staircase hung a portrait of the designer by her dear friend Andy Warhol, naturally. The room had tufted seating (my favorite), and pomegranate bellinis were being passed about. So this is what life at home for DvF is, I thought. Envy ensued.
While Warhol will never paint my portrait, I'm delighted to announce that I'm one step closer to living like Diane von Furstenberg. The iconic purveyor of wrap dresses will launch a home collection with décor company Springs Global next year. The DvF home collection will include bedding, bath, tabletop, and decorative accessories inspired by nature and contemporary art and, no doubt, pull from Diane's archive of vintage prints. The line will be available in international department stores and DvF.com next January. Until then, you can hold yourself over with her rug collection for The Rug Company. I can't wait!
We know it's been a long, content-rich week, what with our new President and all, so here's a wind-down before you go off and enjoy a weekend plentiful with brunches, naps, and movie watching...
A friend of mine is in a modern dance group and they're having their recital soon. She invited me to go, and though I'm excited to see her moves, I'm nervous about my outfit. The only other dance recital I've been to was my little cousin's ballet class. I wanted to look dance-inspired but not foolish. Thanks for all of the lovely suggestions. I'm confident that I'll fit right in with the dance crowd in one of these sweet ensembles.
I started you off with this Jennifer Ouellette Headband ($75) because it has a sweet ballet aesthetic that will make me fit in with the dancers.
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Diane Von Furstenberg gives us a glimpse into her youth as a twenty something in Goddesses and Rock stars, her homage to Diana Vreeland in her video interview with us.