"We always call Resort La Petite Valise
," Diane von Furstenberg
said prior to showing a flying-down-to-Rio Resort collection full of cheerful prints on sheer draped chiffons, paper leather dresses in neon brights, and pinup-style bathing suits. Hemlines ranged from mini to garden-party length, and almost everything but the cartoonish bow-tied turbans looked like it could be folded and put in a carry-on—or a FedEx box—and be in samba-ready condition upon arrival. In other words, this was DVF in characteristically upbeat mood, recession or no. "I'm always conscious of the economy. My prices are always good," she said, but she added, "No one really needs
anything; the point of Resort is to evoke emotion."