I just finish reading DVF's new book "The Woman I Wanted To Be" and I highly recommend it. I loved learning more about this strong young girl who came to America with a bag full of comfortable, packable but still lady like dresses in hopes to support herself. In just a fraction of time she became a princess, well known designer and most of all an amazing role model. Diane has won tons of awards, one of which was a lifetime achievement award by the Council of Fashion Designers of America, whom also elected her as president in 2006 and she continues to hold this position today. DVF created the iconic wrap dress, relaunched it in the 90's, and then again recently for it's 40th birthday in 2014! The exhibition " Journey of a Dress" held last year honored the little dress that started it all, and Diane's amazing accomplishments to date.
Diane is a huge philanthropist and is a perfect role model women and girls today. DVF the woman and the brand to me is a woman who is strong, independent, glamorous, but down to earth, exudes sexy in the most tasteful manner, is a jet setter, has fun and spreads love, stands up for other woman, has dreams, works hard but takes time to live and in doing both lives life to the fullest. She is not afraid to be herself, follow her instincts, and take risk. DVF knows confidence is sexy and "fear is not an option"- Diane Von Furstenburg.
For her Spring Ready to Wear line, DVF explained getting on a plane solo for the first time in the 1950's and being in awe of the glamorous women she encountered. I personally am obsessed with gingham and love love all the lady like, flattering cuts in these wearable materials. DVF creates clothes for a woman who wants to be comfortable, ladylike, stylish and also a lot of fun. Her designs are timeless and she knows what woman wanted in the 70's through today. I love the how the dips of spring colors where added and the flow of the maxi dresses. Dreaming of wearing these to spring weddings.