By now, everyone probably knows how Diane von Furstenberg’s fairy tale began: “I became a princess, then it was on to Rome to Marrakesh, to Jaipur — to all of that,” she said during a preview, her tone matter-of-fact, as if marrying a prince and gallivanting around the world were the most ordinary things a young woman could do. The designer’s princess moment served as the inspiration for a strong collection full of pretty colors, bold prints and a hefty dose of embellishment, with much commercial appeal.
Von Furstenberg, working with creative director Yvan Mispelaere, layered several dresses over pants, including a draped one-shoulder version with trousers in the same colorful print, and a linear navy halter dress over fluid orange pants. Adornment abounded: She decked out a suit and a top in little metal spheres, which she also piled onto her statement-making heels. Draped blouses with billowing sleeves and palazzo pants added to the collection’s glamour. “She’s a rebel princess who dresses up, but at the same time she can’t wait to sneak out and go clubbing,” von Furstenberg said.
Some fairy tales have multiple chapters: During the show’s finale, von Furstenberg pulled Google cofounder Sergey Brin on the runway to show off the new, spectaclelike Glass by Google accessory. All these years later, DVF still hasn’t lost her ability to pick the right guy.