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Marc Jacobs, Jason Wu and Alexander Wang pose for CFDA Journal

By Kimberley Foster on June 2nd, 2009


The nominees of this year’s CFDA Awards have shown off their designs in the latest CFDA Journal. Instead of using models, Marc Jacobs, Jason Wu, Alexander Wang and the rest of the nominees have modelled their own creations as part of Diane von Furstenberg’s push to celebrate their work. I particularly like Marc sporting a pair of rabbit ears he designed for Louis Vuitton, and which have been made famous by Madonna at this year’s Met Gala.

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Newsflash: CDFA announces 2009 nominees

By Kimberley Foster on March 16th, 2009

marcjacobs_cdfanominee_2009.jpgIt’s that time of the year again, when the nominees for the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CDFA) Awards are announced.

This year, when the nominees were revealed, there was one name came up not once, not twice, but three times. Marc Jacobs has been nominated for the 2009 Womenswear Designer of the Year award, along with Narciso Rodriguez and Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy.

He is also in the running for Accessory Designer of the Year award, together with Vera Wang and Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez. And finally, he will receive the International Award for his work at Louis Vuitton.

For the full list of the nominees, read on…

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New York Fashion Week Gallery: Diane Von Furstenberg Fall / Winter 2009

By Gemma on February 16th, 2009

Diane Von Furstenberg’s flower children have definitely grown up for Fall 2009. Picking rich, sumptuous fabrics, glam prints and beautiful brocades, the collection was a touch of subtle glamour for a season that’s driven mainly by the recession. Huge cocoon coats and slouchy draped cardigans concealed layered looks in clashing prints like leopard, Prince of Wales check and geometric swirls. The usual wrap dresses, chic knits and wearable shaped were teamed with leggings, huge pom-pom hats and chunky jewellery for a youthful edge. By night, it got more glam with bacofoil dresses, animal print sheaths and sequin shifts. [all images courtesy of]


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New York Fashion Week: Inside Diane von Furstenberg

By Andrea Thatcher on February 14th, 2009

Behind the scenes planning for the DFV show, and Diane’s wearing our favorite dress from her Spring 09 collection.

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Another season of Whitney Port’s ‘The City’ headed our way

By Andrea Kiliany Thatcher on January 29th, 2009


Whitney Port’s The Hills spinoff series The City has been given the green light for a follow-up season.

This is obviously good news for fans of Port and her ‘social’ (not socialite, darling) pal Olivia Palermo who are based in New York. It’s also good news for Diane von Furstenberg, where Port now works who will no doubt score more screen time thanks to MTV.

I wonder what Lauren Conrad and co. think…

[Via Catwalk Queen]

Designer Fashions, Sales and Specials

Our picks from the Diane von Furstenberg sale – 70% off!

By Andrea Kiliany Thatcher on January 14th, 2009

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Diane von Furstenberg has had some awesome sales on its Web site this year, and while this isn’t the mythic 80% off of recession dreams, it’s pretty darn close.

Click through for details on our picks.

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Breaking news: Alexander Wang wins CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award

By Kimberley Foster on November 17th, 2008

alexwanglondonalice.jpgAlexander Wang has been named the latest recipient of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award.

He was announced as the winner at Monday night’s dinner gala, scooping a grand prize of $200,000 and a year’s worth of mentoring. Runners-up prizes went to Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai of Vena Cava and Albertus Q. Swanepoel of Albertus Quartuseach , each receiving $50,000 and a business mentor.

Wang beat out fellow finalists Richard Chai, Jason Wu, Irene Neuwirth, Alejandro Ingelmo, Juan Carlos Obando, Obedient Sons & Daughters, and Organic, to take home the top gong.

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ShinyStyle Sale Alert: Saks Fifth Avenue

By Andrea Kiliany Thatcher on November 6th, 2008

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A bunch of new items have been added to the sale section of Plus, a small link at the top of the homepage lets you know that you can get free shipping on any order with the code SFASHIP4 through November 16.

Clearly, now is the time to search for that holiday dress. And we think we’ve found it.

This Diane von Furstenberg Ellen Marie Sparkle Dress is to die for in a wool blend that offers more structure than her jersey knits. It’s currently on sale for $195, down from $325.

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Spring 2009 Wish List!

By Andrea Thatcher on September 25th, 2008

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With a few more Milan shows and Paris still to go, there’s only a bit more time to dream of spring 2009 before fall 2008 hits us hard! So I’ve compiled a list of my favorites from the runways we’ve seen so far. It’s New York heavy since these pieces have been rolling around in my head all month long. I’m not sure if all these items all fit into one wardrobe or not, or if this list just reveals how fashion-schizo I really am. Whatever the case, this is my spring 2009 wish list!

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New York Fashion Week Spring 2009 trendwatch: painterly prints

By Andrea Kiliany Thatcher on September 15th, 2008

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Now that the madness of New York Fashion Week has ended, I have a bit more time to contemplate what I saw walking down the runways. Florals were big again for spring, but there were fewer romantic gardens and more modern, artistic looks. I loved the long brushstroke stripe-y feel of the prints at Rodarte, Michael Angel and Diane von Furstenberg, above. While Kate and Laura Mulleavy used their swirling colors to create movement and add shape to stunning effect at Rodarte, Michael Angel’s watercolors were my favorites. The fluidity of the print gives the fluidity of the fabric an extra oomph, making it more chic than boho. Sure, a hippy-chick might wear these shapes, but she’s no flower child living in a van. She has a more meticulous, cultivated look. Diane von Furstenberg’s prints were just perfect for a party, they look fun and easy. Just what you want after being released from winter’s layers.

To see how desigers rethought florals for 09, keep reading. Also, to see more pics and a review of each collection, click on that designer’s name.

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New York Fashion Week: Who’s on the front row this season? (And where’s Sophia Bush?)

By Gemma on September 8th, 2008


Fashion Week’s in full swing and there’s only one question on everyone’s lips…where the hell is Sophia Bush? Last season’s NY Fashion Week darling hasn’t really been around the tents this year (neither has her biggest contender to the title, Mandy Moore) but there have still been plenty of big names gracing the front row. Jennifer Lopez took to the tents for Diane Von Furstenberg, sporting some of the biggest shades since Nicole Richie discovered Dior. Meanwhile, TV’s glam blondes Blake Lively and Becky Newton were there to show some support for Miss Sixty. Another noticeable absentee was Jessica Biel…surely she should have been showing her man some support at William Rast?

[Photos: Rex Features]

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New York Fashion Week S/S 2009: Diane Von Furstenberg

By Gemma on September 8th, 2008

Before fashion week began, I predicted that luxe hippy would reign, and it looks like Diane Von Furstenberg and her creative director Nathan Jenden have gone and proven me correct. The Diane Von Furstenberg collection for S/S 2009 is based on the designer and her friends when they were in their twenties, and also pays homage to fashion icon Diane Vreeland, who taught us we could be “a little bit goddess, a little bit rock star.” Take a look at the vid for more…

Fashion News Roundup

Fashion News Roundup: Whitney Port job drama on The Hills again, reviving Clueless style and more…

By Andrea Kiliany Thatcher on August 21st, 2008

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Whitney Port makes another professional trade up on this season of The Hills – reportedly to Diane Von Furstenberg. [Fashionista]

The Fashion Flipside festival went down on the LES – nothing if not a cool location for a fashion show. The city streets make a much cooler background for a runway than a white tent. [Fashion Pirates]

Does this spread remind anyone else of an America’s Next Top Model shoot – the watery shots anyway? (minus the nudity – NSFW). [Avant Garde Fashion Photography]

Nicole Kidman is quite finicky about her shoes – commissioning Ferragamo for Australia, but sticking to RM Williams off set. [Shoewawa]

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Diane von Furstenberg to write about her jet-set life for Departures magazine

By Andrea Kiliany Thatcher on August 12th, 2008

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The legions of women who count Diane von Furstenberg as a style icon will be looking forward to her new monthly column in Departures magazine.

The column is set to debut in the November/December issue accompanied by DVF’s own photography.

“Her whole life is like a Departures magazine,” editor in chief Richard David Story told WWD, citing the designer’s “commanding and authoritative style.”


Diane von Furstenberg Pickford high heel grannie bootie

By Andrea Thatcher on July 24th, 2008


Shopbop say these Diane von Furstenberg Pickford High Heel Granny Bootie are Victorian inspired, I say they’re a take on the classic boot known as the witch-y boot. Ok so I’m joking, but when you look at these booties for the first time, you immediately think of those other shoes from the Wizard of Oz – as worn by the Wicked Witch of the West. First impressions aside, these are actually a chic little boot with lace-up detail at the front, but for convenience there is a zipper closure at the back of the shoe. The perforated trim is reminiscent of the Victorian era and the 4″ heel and almond shaped toe are the perfect finishing touches.

[Via Shoewawa]

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