I would be lying if I were to say that our recent girls spring break trip to LA had nothing to do with the fact that the LACMA is currently featuring Diane Von Furstenberg, specifically the past 40 years of her iconic wrap dress design, in a new exhibit called Journey of a Dress. The exhibit is free to the public and on display through May 1st.
I figured that pulling out an old DVF wrap dress for the occasion was the fashion equivalent of dressing up in character for a Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings screening at the local movie theater.
Diane’s iconic prints were reflected on nearly every surface of the exhibit.
We gave our friends Ashleigh and Katie a taste of what it feels like to do an “outfit post”.
One of my favorite photographs on display in the exhibit.
Andy Warhol’s depictions of his good friend, Diane Von Furstenberg.
The mannequins which display the wrap dresses throughout the 20,000 square foot exhibit are modeled after the 67 year-old designer herself, specifically her legendary high cheekbones.
Sam coordinated with her surroundings.
In the middle of the portrait exhibit was a large “bed” covered in what else, but a DVF print.
Among the 200 wrap dresses displayed on mannequins in the exhibit is the actual vintage DVF dress that Amy Adams wore in American Hustle, complete with a red wine stain from filming.
Our local LA friend, Gaby, had seen the exhibit before and pointed out all the highlights.
The words at the beginning of the exhibit “Feel like a woman, wear a dress” came from the designer’s first print advertisement for the wrap dress, in which DVF herself wrote the phrase on the otherwise blank set. She famously came up with the saying off the cuff, and it has since become the motto for her collections, business, and even lifestyle.