As if Diane von Furstenberg didn't have enough on her plate, she's decided to team up with Bloomingdale's to debut a new homewear collection on Feb. 28. We caught up with the designer during New York Fashion Week, where she showed us her vintage-inspired collection filled with her signature prints and unique artistic touch. DVF tells us her domestic secret when it comes to designing for the home and how many duvet covers you really need.
>> New York Fashion Week is a little over halfway through, and backstage, we've been nothing short of inspired. Our intrepid photographer has been on location to capture the best of the best moments — including Arizona Muse giving a nonchalant stare before Tommy Hilfiger and a zoomed-in look at Theyskens' Theory's chunky-heeled thigh high boots. Enjoy more eye candy in the slideshow!
Photos: Greg Kessler
New York Fashion Week Dispatches from Lane Crawford Fashion Director Sarah Rutson — Saturday and Sunday
>> You've met Lane Crawford Fashion Director Sarah Rutson, now delve a little deeper into her New York Fashion Week experience. As she hit Saturday and Sunday's shows — Alexander Wang, Altuzarra, and more — she fired off notes on everything from the contents of her breakfast to a text message from Riccardo Tisci to her ensemble for the day. More in the slideshow.
Blair is taking her new job at W very seriously in episode 15 of Gossip Girl. She looks perfectly polished in her Diane von Furstenberg blouse, Stella McCartney slacks, and metallic Balmain jacket. Scarlet patent pumps and a chunky gold Noir necklace completed her professional ensemble. Shop like pieces now to copy Blair's look.
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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!
We're just about halfway through Fall 2011 New York Fashion Week, and we've already noticed a few trends emerging. More on that later, but first, let's see some highlights from day four. From elegant vintage-looking hair and makeup as seen at Lela Rose (pictured here), to bold, geometric shapes and color, be sure to tell us which ones top your list of favorites.
Each day of New York Fashion Week is giving us something to look forward to for Fall '11. We've been seeing longer hems, bold pops of color, and loads of mixed prints — and each show leaves us more excited for the next. Derek Lam hit us with his well-known uptown glamour, VPL showed us sexy metallics, and Alice Ritter offered the ultimate in cool-girl chic. Click through to see day four's Fab-approved looks.