Fashion Time Machine: Diane von Furstenberg Re-Releases Her 1974 Vintage Prints Collection

February 22, 2011 by Eileen Conlan
shefinds | Celebrity

It’s a fashion time warp! For anyone who’s ever lamented they were born in the wrong decade (meaning you weren’t able to grab one of Diane von Furstenberg‘s iconic original wrap dresses well, because you weren’t born yet, DVF is to the rescue with her new line of vintage prints, named Diane. See those gorgeous ’70s wrap dresses DVF’s wearing above? Now you can buy them without shelling out thousands at vintage consignment stores, plus refashioned pieces like wrap tops and iPad cases.

Diane von Furstenberg burst onto the New York fashion scene in 1972, straight from Belgium, with a suitcase full of shirt dresses, and immediately became a fashion sensation. Why? It was the middle of the feminist movement, and she was telling women it was okay to feel like a woman and, well, wear a dress. Her designs, made of irresistibly comfortable jersey were geared towards ambitious working women like herself, and they were an instant hit. She found herself on the cover of Newsweek two years later (see above). I used to pour over these images–now today you can buy her exact dresses. So get going–the 80-piece collection is NOT going to last long.

What do you think? Are you in love yet? Click here to see the entire collection and then check out Diane von Furstenberg for home (I know, it’s almost too much to handle). Proof it’s Diane’s world…the rest of us are just living in it.


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