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When Amanda Brooks left Barneys in March, rumors swirled. The fashion VIP had been fashion director of the fancy department store for mere seconds (or so it seemed) when she announced she was jumping ship and moving to England. Why did she leave, and why so quickly?
Happy Mother’s Day, everyone! In honor of this very special day, we’ve taken the expression “mother knows best” to heart and rounded up some of the best pieces of advice that top designers say they ever received from their moms.
If anyone knows how to fill a room with powerful women, it’s Diane von Furstenberg, and last night fashion’s matriarch event did just that. She was joined by guests like Amanda de Cadenet, Coco Rocha, and Arianna Huffington at a celebration for the launch of de Cadenet’s new Lifetime series The Conversation.
Last night entertainment and fashion folk alike stepped out to celebrate the start of the Tribeca Film Festival at the State Supreme Courthouse in New York City. Vanity Fair threw the fete, which drew an eclectic crowd of actors, designers, models, and…Judge Judy.
Finally, a story about some our favorite women all in one room together! Oprah Winfrey was honored with the ‘Lifetime Leadership’ award at last night’s DVF awards, presented by the legendary designer herself. “She is the most formidable person I have ever met in my life,” the designer and humanitarian said of Winfrey at the event, held last night at the United Nations. “What is extraordinary about Oprah is that she has done so much and yet she is still a little girl. She is still very pure and you can make her cry and laugh so quickly.”
If you think Fashion Week is basically one big, glamorous trade show, then you’re correct — but it’s also a huge cash cow for New York City — it’s on track to generate some $865 million this year alone. And Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced yesterday that he’s doing everything he can to keep that money coming in year after year.
Diane von Furstenberg‘s show notes promised lots of drama and a healthy dose of sexual tension in her fall 2012 runway presentation. And while her clothes were good (because honestly, they’re never not good), what was actually delivered was a mix of conflicting personalities. The models were dressed like red carpet divas, corporate warriors and quirky girls all at once.
We’ve often wondered just what Diane von Furstenberg‘s insane penthouse looked like on the inside. When you walk past the DVF store in the Meatpacking District, all you can see is a polygonal glass roof to what we’ve always assumed was a super sick apartment. We were right.
The Council of Fashion Designers of America has decided to leave its offices in New York’s Garment District for more space farther downtown. The move has some designers questioning the group’s commitment to the Midtown neighborhood, which has seen declining occupancy by actual producers of clothing over the past few decades.
If you thought Diane von Furstenberg was going to let the modeling industry get away with putting models who can’t legally drive on her runway, you thought wrong. In a letter sent to people who’ll be involved with Fashion Week this fall, the CFDA president reiterated that no one under 16 will be allowed on the New York runways, and models who are noticeably unhealthy should be dismissed.
Everyone knows sample sales are crazy, but the ladies behind Wreak Havoc NY took things a step further and conducted a not-so-scientific experiment involving the Diane von Furstenberg sample sale and a rack full of Mongolian fur vests. This is what happened.
It’s November, which means it’s officially party season. From Thanksgiving, to the holidays, to New Year’s, chances are you’re going to be throwing a party some time in the next two months. Thankfully, the ever inspirational Diane von Furstenberg has some exclusive tips for us on how to make sure your party is one for the books.
In one of our favorite collaborations in a collab-heavy year, the CFDA has teamed up with the New York Times to bring 50 amazing photos out of the Gray Lady’s archive.
Dating can be weird and uncomfortable, no matter who you are. Which is why superstar designer Diane von Furstenberg is traveling to spread the message that all you really need to have fun on a date is confidence — and the right outfit.
The American fashion establishment is not going to be happy about this. First Lady of fashion (and you know, our country) Michelle Obama attended the annual White House Halloween Party on Saturday wearing a knockoff of one of Diane von Furstenberg‘s dresses.
Oh, man. This Fashion Week scheduling mess is…well, such a mess. Today CFDA president Diane von Furstenberg sent out an open letter to the fashion community, in which she strikes a rather hopeful note.
It’s always somewhat uncomfortable to be a decidedly non famous person milling about on a pre-show runway, waiting for someone actually famous to show up. It was even more awkward at Diane von Furstenberg‘s Spring show Sunday afternoon, when we found ourselves milling about in front of what turned out to be Valentino Garavini‘s front row seat.
When you’re talking about strong, powerful females in fashion, Diane von Furstenberg really takes the cake. In other words: we love her, which is why we made her SoHo boutique our first top at Fashion’s Night Out. Von Furstenberg had a few things to celebrate in addition to her awesomeness, namely her new fragrance, Diane, which she was enthusiastically spritzing on anyone who came within a five foot radius. But this is no ordinary perfume; as she conspiratorially told us, DVF puts a lot more than just fragrance in that gorgeous gold bottle.