I've long considered Diane von Furstenberg a role model, and an exhibition currently on view in Los Angeles establishes her as even more: a national treasure. Including an extensive collection of artwork featuring her designs and Diane herself, Journey of a Dress also showcases the history of her timeless wrap dresses, which debuted in 1974 and completely changed the womenswear industry with the mantra "Feel like a woman, wear a dress!" Diane is not only a fashion mainstay, but is also dedicated to several philanthropic causes and a fixture in the New York social scene. Ms. Furstenberg continues to inspire me with both a desire to succeed and to give back, and with a lust for more of her flattering, feminine designs.
The Journey of a Dress exhibition closes today, but you can find more information about it here.
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Photos by Jayne Clark.