Diane von Furstenburg made a name for herself in the ’70s with her ingenious wrap dress, and she paid homage to that era and her own sartorial history in yesterday’s Fall show. With disco thumping, it was a flashback to Studio 54.
But while the ’70s were there in the languid, flowing dresses and bouncy Cheryl Tiegs hair, the collection was more of a nod to that decade rather than referential. The show was called “Glam Rock,” and glam it was, with some sexiness–like deep V necklines–running through the whole collection. In fact, von Furstenburg herself wants you to get lucky in her dresses. “It’s the dress to get laid in and it’s the dress to get the job in,” the designer told WWD. “It’s the dress that closes the deal.”
Big, bold prints, another DVF mainstay, were there in the form of a really fantastic “leopard bark” and a sort of enlarged, deconstructed chain print. A jewel toned palette looked rich, and aubergine was the standout color.
This was the first season in over 10 years, according to WWD, that’s seen DVF taking her bow without a creative director. Does she need one? Her post-show turn down the runway set to Whitney Houston’s “I’m Every Woman”–complete with dancing and kisses for her front row supporters–pretty much answered that question.