It was one of those nights when Plan A became Plan B…

I was all excited to meet one of my favorite fashion pioneers/icons Diane von Fürstenberg who was signing books at Bergdorf Goodman.  My friend Tiffany (photo below, check out her awesome Valentino spike shoes) runs the 5th floor of BG and was hosting Diane so invited me to stop by, I was thrilled.

Turning around from greeting Tiffany off went Diane, leaving earlier than the invite said, leaving me to see only her back and her body guard….“Wait Diane, come back, I need a photo!” 

Alas, not to be this time, but still a very fun event with many NYC beauties in one of the most “she-she” spots in town. I love seeing what they’re all wearing (noticed two wearing the exact same yellow sequin top, that had to be awkward), lots of elegance, not to mention the famous BG Christmas windows (more on that later this week.)

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What I admire most about DvF is how she demonstrates innovation and overcoming hardship, qualities every dreaminista needs. As the first to invent the wrap dress, she stepped into fashion with creativity, grace, and confidence.

Her pioneering spirit didn’t come out of nowhere. She was raised by a mother who just 18 months before Diane was born, was held in the concentration camp, Auschwitz. Can you imagine surviving Nazi Germany then raising a daughter just months after your imprisonment?

Diane has often mentioned in interviews, that her mother instilled, “Fear is not an option.”  Diane took this to heart while pursuing her dreams. 

Since her arrival in the fashion world in 1972, her designs are loved for their distinctive prints and confident colors, beginning with fashion but branching into home design, books, and more.

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1976, the wrap dress is first revealed.

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Great DvF rug and tablescape, always like her tribal vibe.

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I can’t imagine having a large-scale portrait of myself on a wall, but lovin’ the rug and mid-century decor of her living room.

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At age 65, always graceful!

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