11 posts tagged "DvF"
It’s happening. Fashion is fully embracing wearable tech. Today, Net-a-Porter and Mr Porter announced that, come June 23, they will be selling a range of DVF-designed Google Glasses on their websites for $1,700 a pop. If you’ll remember, von Furstenberg sent a gaggle of Google Glasses down her Spring ’13 runway, and at her Resort presentation today, she was sporting the latest style. (She’s pictured here with Style.com’s Nicole Phelps.)
Net-a-Porter’s luxury his-and-hers shopping platforms are the first third-party retailers to sell the high-fashion face computers. “We are thrilled to offer Glass to our tech-savvy customers who are true leaders and innovators in style and lifestyle,” said Net-a-Porter founder Natalie Massenet. Will loyal customers actually add Google’s smart frames to their shopping carts along with their Kenzo frocks and Kirkwood heels? Only time will tell.
After a memorable fortieth anniversary show last weekend, it seems Diane von Furstenberg only gets better with age. The gold, the music, the confetti! But everyone needs a right-hand man. To assist with her ever-expanding empire, the designer has hired Michael Herz as artistic director—a brand-new role at DVF. Herz has held past positions at Bally, Iceberg, Guy Laroche, and Falke, among others, and will ensure all products remain true to the brand, reports WWD. Herz also curated Von Furstenberg’s Journey of a Dress exhibit in Los Angeles last month, so it’s safe to say he’s an expert on all things DVF.
If the Fall ’13 campaigns and Spring ’14 runways have left you craving more surprise appearances from nineties supers (Christy Turlington starred in Fall ads for Calvin Klein Underwear, Jason Wu, and Prada; Naomi Campbell strutted her stuff down DVF’s Spring runway; Kate Moss was printed across Giles Deacon’s Spring dresses, etc.), look no further than Katie Grand’s latest Hogan short for your next fix. To showcase her Spring ’14 collaboration with the label (the third installment of the ongoing series), Grand asked Dan Jackson to direct a film featuring Linda Evangelista and Stephanie Seymour, as well as Joan Smalls, Sam Rollinson, Edie Campbell, Georgia May Jagger, Liu Wen, and more, dancing about in the new collection. As for the Spring range, it boasts soft leather jackets and accessories kissed with Grand’s signature Pop aesthetic. The lineup, which Grand describes as “slick, sexy, straight-to-the-point practicality,” includes stark white creepers, polka-dot pouches, slim stilettos, and duffel bags and iPhone cases embellished with the collaboration’s heart motif—a nod to Grand’s Love magazine. See it all in the flick’s exclusive debut, above.
Camilla Morton’s new book Diane von Furstenberg and the Tale of the Empress’ New Clothes landed on our desk today, a holiday gift from von Furstenberg herself. And what a tale it is! Morton is well practiced at translating fashionable lives into fairy tales—she’s already done it with Manolo Blahnik and the Tale of the Elves and the Shoemaker and Christian Lacroix and the Tale of Sleeping Beauty—but von Furstenberg’s fairy story needs less fictionalizing than most. Consider the evidence:
The heroine’s royal pedigree: von Furstenberg is actually a princess, thanks to her previous marriage, to Prince Egon of Furstenberg.
The heroine’s trial and triumph: She did, as a young woman, consider and then reject a rival suitor: Fidel Castro. (“I didn’t,” she insisted at a talk this fall at the 92nd Street Y, “have an affair with him. I had this incredible idealistic image of him. And he was quite good looking. But after two days I must say I was very disappointed.”)
The happy ending: von Furstenberg has earned not only the keys to the kingdom—at least the kingdoms of New York and fashion, as the president of the CFDA and a friend of Mayor Michael Bloomberg—but also the crown jewels: She revealed at the 92nd Street Y talk that husband Barry Diller proposed with 26 diamond wedding bands—one for each year they weren’t married.
She also exhibits fairy-princess generosity: “Whenever a friend of mine is sad, I give her one,” she said.
This holiday week, I’m looking forward to spending as much time as I can outside by the pool with my daughter, playing ping pong, and enjoying a night out with my husband and friends. When it comes to bikinis, black is my go-to color, but this summer I want to try something different and fell in love with this Mara Hoffman tribal-inspired set. To top off any summer look, Dezso by Sara Beltran offers the coolest jewelry and printed pouches. The pouches can be used as a beauty bag for the beach or pool, and for the evening, they can be worn as clutches. Also, for my time spent poolside, I use tanning lotion from Ligne St. Barth—it’s an old favorite. A friend introduced me to this line and I’ve been obsessed by their entire range of products ever since.
For those hot summer nights, T by Alexander Wang has the dress shape of the season, the slipdress, in a variety of neutral and bright colors, but for now, red feels like the appropriate way to go. To turn it into an office-appropriate look, I’ll add my Current/Elliott denim jacket and I’ll be good to go. Find all of the items I’ll be packing for my holiday getaway, here.
From top left to right: Mara Hoffman triangle bikini, $195, available at www.net-a-porter.com; T by Alexander Wang V-neck slipdress, $295, available at www.kirnazabete.com; Dezso by Sara Beltrán bracelet, $1,350, available at www.dezsosara.com; Ligne St. Barth tanning oil, $48, available at www.lignestbarth.com; DVF ping pong set, $95, available at www.dvf.com; Dezso by Sara Beltrán bag, $65, available at www.dezsosara.com.