New York Fashion Week Spring ’09. Diane von Furstenberg’s Rock Goddess Goodness

September 8, 2008 • New York Fashion Week Spring '09

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Summary: Even though Diane von Furstenberg‘s collection was titled "Rock Goddess", I admit, at first I was confused and thrown by the feather roach clips (a la 80’s) in affixed to the models’ hair. Thankfully I eventually managed to look past that distraction (after making a silent prayer they do NOT make a comeback). If one came to expect to see DVF’s fabulous prints…she delivered. There were very few wrap dresses, but there were harem pants (yikes). However, this collection was all about flower power and bold and amazing color like purple’s, pinks and oranges. The collection was an ode to 60’s and 70’s hippie chic with some 60’s style shifts and wrap dresses in plisse thrown in for good measure. I particularly loved the white 3-piece ‘Bianca’ suit and the final cabochon and degrade paillette evening frock.

We can thank DVF for one of the hottest looks of the fall season…the floral dress with a long chunky cardi loosely belted as outerwear. She carries this look into spring, showing floral dresses with contrasting floral silk long flowing jackets loosely belted…a look I am loving for both seasons. In the end, the goddess of prints delivered a collection that is sure to sell out in stores across America. Did you expect anything less? It was refreshing to see such a optimistic spectacle of color. For the time it took her 45 piece show, I forgot all about reality. What a treat.

Color Palette: white, crimson, green tea, purple haze, spice purple, spice, fortuna blue, mandala orange, deep magenta, chili, gold, khaki, pitch, black, 

Fabrics & Textures: plisse, pique jersey, lurex, cotton, cotton lace, chiffon, knit, crochet, murano silk, poplin, denim, tulle, sequins, patchwork, jacquard, paillettes, embroidery, dangling flower clips in hair

Key Looks: pitch plisee wrap dress; daisy chain whisper dress; spice purple blouson blazer with a fortuna tiered dress; mandala square jacquard and chiffon dress; green tea tank dress; orchid sequined mini dress; cabochon and degrade paillette evening shift. 

– Lauren Dimet Waters

Photos: WireImage

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