40 Years of the DvF Wrap Dress

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From Burberry’s trench coat to Chanel’s tweed jacked, there are a few iconic fashion pieces that can withstand the test of time and passing trends. Diane von Furstenberg’s wrap dress is one such piece – it looks as fresh today as it did when it first hit the rails four decades ago. The DvF wrap dress is the ultimate day-to-night dress that can be dressed up or down and take the wearer with ease from the boardroom to a cocktail party via a quick change of shoes and accessories.

To celebrate the 40th birthday of the dress that launched her onto the international fashion scene, Diane von Furstenberg threw a star -studded party in Los Angeles earlier this month. The party marked the opening of an exhibition entitled ‘Journey of a Dress’ which features the designer’s favourite dresses and will run at the Wilshire May Company Building in LA until April 1.  Diane is also inviting women to tell their ‘wrap story’ in words and pictures via the DvF website

I bought my first wrap dress when I started a new job at a fashion magazine 12 years ago. I still have it now and it is the perfect piece to bring out if you’re ever unsure what the dress code entails. You just can’t go wrong with a DvF wrap!

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Currently Coveting # 3

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I love these trays by California based designer Alexandra Von Furstenberg (daughter-in-law of wrap dress queen Diane von Furstenberg). Made from high quality acrylic, they come in two sizes and are perfect for displaying perfume bottles or as a kitsch bar tray filled with tumblers and beautiful decanters. My favourites are the mirrored tray in the picture above and the Zebra one below. I would like one on my dressing table for perfumes and make-up tools and another one on the coffee table in the sitting room for candles, small vases filled with flowers and perhaps a magazine or two.

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