Posts Tagged ‘diane von furstenberg’


Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo and more to do their interpretations of Dorothy’s iconic ruby slippers

By Andrea Kiliany Thatcher on July 17th, 2008

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There isn’t a more iconic pair of shoes in American history than Dorothy’s ruby slippers from “The Wizard of Oz.”

And now, the most iconic shoe designers from around the world are going to show us their spin on the ultimate sparkly pumps.

For the 70th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz” Warner Bros. and Swarovski have selected 19 designers to create their interpretations of Dorothy’s slippers to commemorate the event.

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Designers, Fashion News

Update: More details on CFDA finalists

By Andrea Kiliany Thatcher on July 16th, 2008

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The CFDA is quite proud of the variety in its Fashion Fund finalists this year – with good reason. A green designer (John Patrick of Organic, natch), a milliner (Albertus Quartus – whose design for Proenza Schouler Fall 2007 is shown) and a jewelry designer (Irene Neuwirth) are all included on the short list for the prize.

While the CFDA also touts that two of its finalists are non-New Yorkers, we could only find a few designers who were born or started out in California, none who were based there now.

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Fashion News, New York Fashion Week - Gossip

Fashion Week shake up?

By Andrea Kiliany Thatcher on June 11th, 2008


I still haven’t gotten the hang of the fashion week schedules (I just wait for them to be announced each season) but there’s surely a method to the madness if the Council of Fashion Designers of America is already starting to work out a schedule so that American designers don’t have to show on Labor Day in 2009.

This has prompted Diane von Furstenberg, president of the CFDA, to announce that February’s New York Fashion Week will now take place from February 13 to February 20 (instead of February 6 to February 13), shaking things up early in readiness for the following September.

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Celebrity Style, Designers, Fashion News

CFDA: guests honor Yves, council honors Costa, Ford, Burch

By Andrea Thatcher on June 3rd, 2008

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Even at the celebratory Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards last night, the memory of legendary designer Yves Saint Laurent was not far from the industry’s mind.

Inspired by Saint Laurent’s Le Smoking Suit and one of the night’s winners, Ashley Olsen donned a Calvin Klein resort 09 tuxedo. Naomi Campbell topped that by wearing vintage YSL, and CFDA president Diane Von Furstenberg also wore the symbolic style including a vintage YSL jacket.

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Met Costume Institute Gala: two girls for every guy

By Andrea Kiliany Thatcher on May 5th, 2008

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We have a feeling Christian Louboutin actually had more than two girls – in terms of who was wearing his footwear. But in terms of dates he graced the red carpet at the Met Costume Institute Gala with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.

The girls were the guests of Diane von Furstenberg who created custom gowns for Hollywood’s first twins.

[Image: Getty]

Celebrity Style

Update: Olsens, Hilary Duff and more celebs confirmed for Costume Institute Gala

By Andrea Thatcher on April 30th, 2008

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Tons more celebs have been confirmed for the Costume Institute Gala next week, and the designers are finally dishing on who they’re dressing.

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen will be attending with Diane von Furstenberg, who has designed custom dresses for the duo.

But Marc Jacobs may have the most girls on his arm – Sofia Coppola, Karen Elson, Rachel Feinstein and Helena Christensen will all be his guests.

Keep reading for more!

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Affordable Fashions, Designer Fashions, High End Department Stores, Sales and Specials

Searching sales for spring-worthy finds

By Andrea Kiliany Thatcher on April 4th, 2008

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With all the pre-spring and resort collections being put out by almost every designer these days, it’s easy to find spring and summer items already on sale once the weather starts turning.

Like this Diane Von Furstenberg Marianne Hammered Silk Top, down to $91. That’s a great deal for a little DVF and the colors are perfect for this season.

Celebrity Style, Designer Fashions, Fashion News

CFDA award nominees announced

By Andrea Kiliany Thatcher on March 11th, 2008

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Talk about a who’s who of American fashion. Tommy Hilfiger, Candy Pratts Price, Diane Von Furstenberg, Reed Krakoff, Carolina Herrera and Francisco Costa all pose for the paps above at the Swarovski and CFDA announcement of the nominees for the 2008 CFDA Fashion Awards at the Rockerfeller Center Rooftop Gardens last night.

The tastemakers fetted’s Candy Pratts Price who will receive the Eugenia Sheppard Award, Carolina Herrera who will receive The Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Acheivement Award, on the heels of her nomination for the Fashion Walk of Fame, and Francisco Costa for his nomination for womenswear designer of the year for Calvin Klein.

For a complete list of nominees, continue reading.

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Designer Fashions, Fashion News

Vote on the next addition to the fashion walk of fame!

By Andrea Kiliany Thatcher on March 10th, 2008


The Fashion Center is ready to honor its next inductee into the fashion walk of fame after a hiatus since 2002, and it’s asking for your help!

You can now vote on which one living and one deceased designer you think deserves the accolades.

Nominees include Carolina Herrera, Michael Kors, Diane Von Furstenberg, Vera Wang, Oleg Cassini and Liz Claiborne.

New York Fashion Week - Gossip

New York Fashion Week: Diane Von Furstenberg’s naughty forties collection

By Gemma on February 4th, 2008

Diane Von Furstenberg’s forties-inspired ‘A Foreign Affair’ collection combined tea dresses with chunky cardigans, evening gowns with glam gloves and chic separates with layered knitwear, jackets and belts. The look is luxurious and timeless, like the designer herself…

Accessories, Celebrity Style, Designer Fashions, Fashion News, Footwear, New Fashions, Retail News

Everyone’s a shoe designer; update on Diane von Furstenberg and Natalie Portman

By Andrea Thatcher on January 14th, 2008


One is famous for designing clothes, one is famous for the chic, ethical choices she makes in clothes (oh yeah, and being an A-list actress); but both Diane von Furstenberg and Natalie Portman are trying their hands for the first time at creating full lines of shoes for spring. New pictures of both lines have recently been popping up online.

First up, on the left, is Diane von Furstenberg’s gold Provence heel. The wide, ribbon-like straps are one of my favorite things on evening shoes right now. They seem to take strappy heels to a more modern place.

It seems the designer and president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America is extending the comfortable, sexy aesthetic she’s famous for in her clothing line to the footwear project as well.

“I wanted to create power shoes for the woman on-the-go and on her feet,” von Furstenberg told Fashion Week Daily. “My shoes are not just pretty accessories; they are functional and serve a purpose. Women on-the-go need power, comfort, and fashion.”

More photos of DVF’s line, and Natalie Portman info and images after the jump.

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Celebrity Style, Designer Fashions, Fashion News, Models, Red Carpet

Natalia Vodianova the new face of Diane Von Furstenberg, and the first in a while

By Andrea Thatcher on December 19th, 2007


Russian beauty Natalia Vodianova is set to become the face of the spring DVF campaign – the first ad campaign the label has run in a while.

The pictures were shot last week in Manhattan by François-Marie Banier. Both model and photographer then attended the Guggenheim’s annual Young Artist’s Ball on Thursday where she told Fashion Week Daily: “Diane is an amazing and gracious woman, and to work with her was a true pleasure”.

“She’s done a lot for American fashion, and she’s just such a style icon. Plus her clothes feel like second skin,” she added. The duo is pictures above at The Naked Heart Foundation Auction And Cocktail Party in 2004.

The former Calvin Klein model will also appear next spring in promotional video for Louis Vuitton joining a bevy of supermodels including Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer and Stephanie Seymour. Guess she’s getting those three kiddies’ college funds in order. Except her husband is a real-estate heir and the half-brother of a Viscount. Maybe it’s the free clothes.

[Image: Getty; Source: Catwalk Queen]

Celebrity Style, Fashion News

New book focuses on sustainable fashion

By Andrea Thatcher on December 12th, 2007


The fashion industry is abuzz about the new book FutureFashion White Pages and with contributors like Diane von Furstenberg, Barneys New York’s Julie Gilhart, Steven Kolb of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Tim Gunn and models Shalom Harlow and Elettra Wiedemann fashion fans are sure to follow. The book is published by Earth Pledge and its goal is to promote renewable, reusable and nonpolluting methods of design. They also hope to encourage retailers to carry more earth-friendly products when they realize that consumers really are demanding them.

Celebrity Style, Designer Fashions, Fashion News

Rogan Gregory of Edun takes CFDA/Vogue fashion fund award; Bono must be proud

By Andrea Thatcher on November 16th, 2007


Edun designer Rogan Gregory, seen here with Bono and wife Ali Hewson, took home the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award at last night’s 7th on Sale gala. The ethical clothing designer has beaten out tough competition to win the $200,000 prize – like runners up Phillip Lim and jewelry designer Philip Crangi, who each recieved $50,000. Other finalists included Erin Fetherston, who will likely win in her own way with her Target collection, Scott Sternberg of Band of Outsiders, Michael Bastian and Victoria Bartlett of VPL, and Angela Donhauser and Adi Gil of Threeasfour among others. This is the first year that a business advisory committee made up of presidents and CEOs of labels like Calvin Klein, Cole Haan, and Diane Von Furstenberg will provide guidance and advice for all finalists.

For some pictures of the winner’s fall collection, click over to the next page.

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Designer Fashions, Fashion News, How to Wear, Models, New Fashions

Trend Alert: Figure skating skirts

By Andrea Thatcher on November 12th, 2007

A very hot trend this season is the full, pleated figure skating-style skirt as seen on WhoWhatWearDaily. Usually super short and flowing, it can also be worn longer, as shown above on Ashley Olsen and Molly Sims. Pair it with a wide, high-waisted belt, opaque black tights and metallic or patent leather pumps to complete this ultra-fab look. And don’t worry, this is not a one season trend–you’ll get full wear of this chic skirt through spring and summer ’08. It was a haute trend throughout the runways of PPQ (above, right), Proenza Schouler, and Donna Karan. Continue to the jump to find out wear you can find your own figure-skating-like fashions.

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