FLORENCE — "Oh, it's perfect and the length is still just right," said Diane von Furstenberg, checking out Natalia Vodianova as she twirled in one of the designer's signature jersey wrap dresses from 1977.
The printed archival number was made in a Florentine factory and Vodianova appropriately wore it as she escorted von Furstenberg down the runway at the end of her first European show here Wednesday night. The designer was invited to show here by Pitti Immagine, the organizers of the international men's wear showcase.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"