Sunday, May 18, 2014

Diane von Furstenberg Journey of a Dress Exhibit in Los Angeles

While I was visiting Los Angeles last month, I was able to visit Diane von Furstenberg's "Journey of a Dress" exhibit at the LACMA with one of my very best friends. The exhibit was set to end on May 1, 2014 so I knew that no matter what, I was going to make it to the exhibition. For over 40 years, the DVF brand has perfected the iconic wrap dress--a dress that has withstood the test of time and will still be in style for many more years to come. I had already covered the wrap dress' 40th year anniversary for DFW Style Daily (read the article here), so to be able to see the exhibit in person was a dream fulfilled.

DVF Diane Von Furstenberg Journey of a Dress Exhibit LACMA


DVF Diane Von Furstenberg Journey of a Dress Exhibit LACMA

As a woman who is not only tall but curvy, there's something comforting in knowing that there is one dress that will fit my body type like a glove...and that's the DVF wrap dress.  Many designers and brands have copy-catted off of the design, but none have that jersey silk finish like the DVF dress.

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DVF Diane Von Furstenberg Journey of a Dress Exhibit LACMA

As I walked up and down the halls of the exhibit I truly came to admire the woman that Diane von Furstenberg is and was. She literally turned a suitcase full of dresses 40 years ago into a multi-million dollar business.  If that's not inspiring then I don't know what is.

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DVF Diane Von Furstenberg Journey of a Dress Exhibit LACMA

When I finished walking the exhibit, I ran into a couple on the way out...the woman was proudly wearing her DVF dress that she had in her closet for years and her boyfriend was just there for the ride. She was an older woman and probably had more of a history with the DVF brand than me...but that's what it's all about.  The DVF label has a way of affecting women of all ages and connecting us through fashion. I'm excited for the next chapter for Diane...and you should be too.


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All images except for the last taken by Leah Frazier, the last image credit goes to Tyra Hughley Smith.