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DVF Wrap Dress Turns 40!

If you know me at all, you know I LOVE a wrap dress! So HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the iconic dress and MAJOR THANKS to Diane Von Furstenberg for creating one of my wardrobe staples. Did you know that originally her line had a skirt and wrap shirt combo but in 1974, a TV news reporter combined the two on air and when Diane saw this, the genius idea was born! Within two years, she had sold over a million of these classic dresses and Newsweek Magazine called her "the most marketable woman since Coco Chanel."


And since I'm a major movie buff, let's talk about the dress on the big screen...
The wrap dresses first big screen appearance was in 1976, on Cybil Shepherd in Taxi Driver.


How fitting that the hottest movie out right now, American Hustle, (boasting one of the most enviable wardrobes in years-at least in my own personal opinion!) happens to include several vintage DVF dresses. I mean, Amy Adams was smokin'!


Her "Journey of a Dress" Exhibit kicks off tonight in Los Angeles with a party hosted by von Furstenberg. The exhibit, on display January 11-March at the Wilshire May Company building next to the LA County Museum of Art, will include vintage and contemporary wrap-dress designs as well as portraits of the designer from legendary artists and photographers like Andy Warhol, Chuck Close, Helmut Newton and Annie Leibovitz, among others.



Sooooo wish I could go to that!

And now to "bring it home" get it?...

Diane (I call her that because we are on a first name basis) launched a home line inspired by her iconic wrap dresses back in 2011, unfortunately it had mediocre success as was soon discontinued. However, I'm sure you can still get some of these collections on eBay and such. But my suggestion is to instead spend your time searching for her vintage wrap dresses online like I do. On second thought, don't! That will leave more for me!

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