I've gone from wunderkind to pioneer to tycoon to recluse to has-been and now to icon," said Diane Von Furstenberg. "If you wait long enough, you become an antique." Still looking gorgeous after a day-long appearance at Saks Fifth Avenue in Atlanta, Von Furstenberg is nonetheless concerned about her appearance--withering makeup applied at 6:30 a.m., and a newly broken strap on her Manolo Blahnik shoes. "It's not as easy as it used to be," she lamented, taking a moment to apply fresh makeup. Von Furstenberg is reintroducing her signature wrap dresses from the Seventies. The silk knit dresses in two styles, mostly prints, sell for $190, and are carried exclusively by Saks. Saks had to postpone the Atlanta date on Von Furstenberg's store tour after it sold out of dresses early on. More than 600 of the reincarnated styles had been snapped up in the first five appearances, in stores in San Francisco, Portland, Ore., St. Louis, Cleveland and the flagship in New York. The number eventually topped 5,000. Branches in Houston, Boston and Tyson's Corner, Va., were also on the tour schedule. Von Furstenberg said she was surprised by the reception. "Young, hip girls who've never worn them are jumping on them, but they look good on people like Joan Collins, too," she said. "It's amazing how they reveal a woman's sexuality and freedom. In the Seventies, we thought we discovered freedom." Saks expanded distribution of the dresses to 50 doors in November.
A room full of toiles at the haute couture atelier in the Dior exhibition at Les Arts Décoratifs, open in Paris since July 5. This is just one of three major exhibitions that have been timed to coincide with the house's 70th anniversary. See the rest of the exhibits, plus read WWD's look into the iconic brand's history. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)
For spring, Pamplemousse's Danica Zheng presented her signature slip dresses attached to a white T-shirt along with floral windbreakers, off-the-shoulder cotton blouses and more. For more highlights from the New York trade shows, go to WWD.com. #wwdfashion
The Green Carpet Fashion Awards closed out Milan Fashion Week yesterday. The fashion industry flocked to the event, showing its efforts to support and spread the message of sustainability. Supermodel Gisele Bündchen said "if each one of us took at least one step is this direction, there is no saying how much could be done." #wwdeye #wwdfashion #mfw (📷: Lodovico Colli di Felizzano)
Etro’s show, titled “The Tree of Life,” was a celebration of the house’s 50th anniversary. “My father founded the company in 1968, which was the year of counterculture and psychedelia. It’s really a show that celebrates that and the paisley design of India and its origin,” said Veronica Etro. #wwdfashion #mfw #ss18 (📷: @delphineachard)
For @msgm’s spring 2018 show, creative director @massimogiorgetti said “Words, sounds, colors. Synthesis and therapy of a collection,” were the inspirations behind the collection, showing today. Read the rest of Milan spring 2018 inspirations on WWD.com. #mfw #wwdfashion #ss18
For her first solo album in over 10 years, Fergie tapped Carine Roitfeld, Mert and Marcus, Giovanni Bianco and more to create a fashion-focused video approach for the record, Double Dutchess. "Giovanni really helped me get back in touch with my tomboy side, my hardside," said the singer. #wwdeye #wwdfashion ( : @slovekinpics)