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DVF Spring 2013: The Queen Of Fashion Goes High Tech

Photo via DVF Facebook
Photo via DVF Facebook

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Diane von Furstenberg says that she made her new collection for a "princess," which makes sense, since the legendary designer is unquestionably the queen of American fashion (also, she is an actual princess, having once been married to Prince Egon of Fürstenberg, so, you know, go figure). Her royal role in fashion was exemplified at her runway show last night by the all the prominent names in her audience, including visiting fashion heads of state Oscar de la Renta and Valentino. Both designers elicited squeals of excitement from the normally jaded crowd (and, quite frankly, from us).

We caught DVF peeking from the wings as her models walked the runway in silk and crepe garments: Palazzo pants, mini dresses, shorts, jumpsuits, and gowns. Colors ranged from bright oranges to neutrals to aquas. One of our favorite looks was a navy crepe pantsuit completely encrusted with a pattern of pearls.

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The most talked about item on the runway, however, were the "Glass" glasses by Google. These high tech specs included cameras which were filming the proceedings for a documentary. From a distance, however, it just looked like the models (and DVF herself) were wearing large colored straws behind their ears.

The show ended with von Furstenberg taking a slow walk down the catwalk, escorted by two impressive consorts: DVF designer Yvan Mispelaere and Google co-founder Sergey Brin. Along the way, the designer greeted her subjects, including Sarah Jessica Parker and husband Barry Diller with hugs, kisses, handshakes, and waves—all of which looked more warm than regal.
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