It’s been exactly 40 years since a seductive Belgian with a big nameand even bigger dreams turned the bathrobe on its head and created thejersey wrap dress. The style became an instant hit and a staple in theworking woman’s wardrobe, transforming Diane von Furstenberg from aEuropean princess into one of fashion’s biggest names.

Much has changed sartorially since then but the designer has beenable reinvent the wrap for a new generation, most recently gainingcurrency again via Amy Adams’ character in “American Hustle.”

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