Diane von Furstenberg is powerful, glamorous and, to those who knowher, the ultimate tease. She also lives a jet-set life, which alwaysinspires her clothes in one way or another. For fall, von Furstenbergturned to a heady mix of glam rock and Studio 54 — a moment in theSeventies when she began to spread her wings sartorially and otherwise.“DVF has always been about effortless and easy,” she said during apreview. “It’s the dress to get laid in and it’s the dress to get thejob in. It’s the dress that closes the deal.”

Without a creativedirector by her side for the first time in over a decade, vonFurstenberg was determined to recapture some of her label’s essence thatshe felt had recently gone astray. She did so in no uncertain terms,along the way exploring numerous aspects of Seventies glamour from thewrap dress that skyrocketed her to fame to disco-ready fare such as abronze lamé blouse and gold leather pants. She also reworked some of herearly prints, i.e., chain and animal motifs, the former on a pantsuit,the latter on a blouse and matching pants. If at times her Seventiesredux felt a little too literal, much of it — for example, afox-collared coat and lush red velvet dress-and-pants combo — radiated atimeless glamour, just like DVF herself.

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