This weekend, the exhibit, “Journey of a Dress” at the Wilshire May Company Building premiered the show which features Diane Von Furstenberg’s favorite dresses. It is open for viewing until April 1st, 2014.
It honors the dress designs she first introduced in the early 1970s, including the famous wrap dress. The 67 year-old designer said, “This is the first time that I ever honored the wrap dress, and she did so much for me,” said Von Furstenberg. “She made me famous. She paid for all my bills. And tonight we celebrate the wrap dress.”
Another part of “Journey of a Dress” is dedicated to the designer herself: Paintings and portraits of Von Furstenberg by artists including Andy Warhol and Annie Leibovitz fill one room of the exhibit.
The hallway is lined with oversized reproductions of the DVF wrap dress in the pages of 1970s Vogue magazine and on models and movie stars then and now. Rene Russo, Jerry Hall and Iman wore them in the ’70s, as did Cybill Shepherd in “Taxi Driver” in 1976. Michelle Obama and Madonna wore them recently. So did Amy Adams in “American Hustle.”
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