Megan Pruitt Winder
- January 14, 2014
At the age of 26, Diane von Furstenberg created a phenomenon: the wrap dress. Forty years later, this dress remains emblematic of the social and professional transition that women made midway through the 20th century. To mark the occasion, the designer invites women around the world — in keeping with von Furstenberg’s international ethos —to become part of this four-decade journey by writing personal wrap-dress stories and sending photos to dvfwrapstory.com. Notable narratives will be included in the exhibition “Journey of a Dress” (January 11 through March 2014), mounted by DVF and shown in the Wilshire May Company building next to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Besides a sample of the first wrap dress and a myriad of covetable vintage and contemporary versions, the exhibition includes portraits of DVF shot by Helmut Newton, Chuck Close, Francesco Clemente, Andy Warhol (stay tuned for the DVF x Mr. Warhol collab) and Annie Leibovitz that illustrate the sensibility of the woman who created it all.