Listed ahead of Anna Wintour on the Forbes’ “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women“, the jersey dress Queen and former princess, Diane von Furstenberg is original Eurotrash. Born in Belgium, moved to NYC in the 70s, chummy with Diana Vreeland, probably changed women’s fashion with her iconic, jersey-silk wrap dress. My mom, for one, has sought after the wrap dress her whole life – it’s like the holy grail of her generation. Jacqueline Susann, purple eyeliner and geometric print DVF – what 1970s career woman doesn’t concur?
I mean, she can make leopard print a quotidian requisite. Her collagen cheeks, which I completely forgive and envy, are the token of the good life. Affluent women age gracefully; European women become gold-adorned divas, the let their hair down and leave the rest to a good plastic surgeon and a bi-annual vacation to Bali. She’s like fancy milk with little diamond elephant figurines swimming in it, maybe a Hermes bangle or two. Diane is a woman whose fashion style extends beyond her person, and into everything she touches – from her Manhattan penthouse bed under the stars, to a table set in neon trapezoidal prints and your next silk scarf.
Take inspiration from the most powerful woman in fashion, strive for iconicity… duh.
DVF’s home library. I could totally catch up on my reading list here.