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Fashion Week Spotlight: Diane Von Furstenberg

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Each day throughout Fashion Week we'll be spotlighting one brand or designer whose pieces make up the bulk of our own closets—and we're guessing yours, too. We'll let you know what to expect to see in stores next season and, of course, any other gossip we took away from the shows.

Women really, really love Diane von Furstenberg. She's best known, of course, for the iconic wrap dress she created in the '70s. Flattering, elegant, feminine, modern, and practical, it sums up everything DVF is about. It's the piece she used to relaunch her fashion career in 1997 after a hiatus, and it's a garment millions of women of every age agree upon as a universally flattering wardrobe staple. Personally, it's the one dress we know that looks equally at home in our mom's closet, our own closet, and the closet of our high-school aged relatives—which is saying something. That iconic dress, along with Diane's colorful prints, are the two hallmarks of DVF style.

For Fall 2012, however, Diane relied less heavily on her staple wrap dress and iconic prints and moved towards sophisticated solids and color-blocked separates. There were a few witty prints—giant black and white hands on one dress, cheeky oversized apostrophes on another—but for the most part, print and pattern took a back seat bright solids in easy silhouettes, and the occasional sequin.

"Glamorous at a moment’s notice," is how DVF described the collection in the show notes. That's pretty much exactly how her clothes always make us feel, and why we'll be eagerly awaiting this season's arrival in stores.
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