“Fashion is a mysterious energy, a visual moment — impossible to predict where it goes.” Diane Von Furstenberg
This past weekend I paid a visit to the Diane von Fürstenberg Journey of a Dress exhibit in Los Angeles. Held at the Wilshire May Company building, adjacent from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the exhibit is a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the wrap dress that started it all. Divvied into sections, the exhibit featured virtually every wrap dress created since the 1970s. With canvases of Diane covering every inch of the vividly printed walls, both her beauty and talent captivated me. The walls were covered in bright, vibrant prints and geometric patterns, creating an astounding backdrop for the dresses to bounce off of. The grand opening took place January 11th, with a star-studded red carpet event to jumpstart the exhibit. Hosted by Andy Cohen and model Coco Rocha, many notable ladies came out to support the extraordinary event. For those who aren’t familiar with the history of Diane Von Fürstenberg, she is the originator of the world-renowned wrap dress. In the 1970s, Diane invested in herself to create her first line of women’s apparel, most recognizably, the wrap dress. Working solely on talent and drive, Diane gained the attention of former Vogue editor Diana Vreeland, who personally reached out to Fürstenberg, calling her designs “absolutely smashing.” From there, she was able to elevate her brand, creating the DVF label we know today; gracing the closets of many.