The invite for Diane von Furstenberg’s show featured a puzzle motif,with one missing piece leaving a noticeable hole in the card. The visualcould have taken her collection in almost any direction, but what itresulted in was von Furstenberg’s most sophisticated lineup in recentmemory, with a distinct Parisian chic. It was highly appealing and mayhave been the influence of French creative director Yvan Mispelaere, whois now in his third season at DVF.

The musings in her show notes— more extensive than any other New York designer so far — crystallizedthe woman she had in mind. “Glamorous at a moment’s notice,”“effortless and elaborate” and with “a heightened awareness to thepromise of places she has not yet been.”

Von Furstenberg,typically not afraid of prints, pared things down considerably, withlovely results. She opened the show with a black jersey off-the-shoulderdress which flaunted the model’s curves, and continued with a series ofelegant looks, including an aubergine coat casually thrown over anasymmetric pink jumpsuit, a sleeveless cerulean blue top with a deep redpencil skirt, or a casually fitting red top with mustard-hued trousersaccessorized with a gold belt. These, and many more looks in the lineup,displayed von Furstenberg’s sense of color. The clothes were perfectlysuited for a glamorous night on the town — a place in which vonFurstenberg is very comfortable.

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