Diane von Furstenberg, NY
Publisher: Rizzoli USA, New York Individual
Creative Director: Diego Marini, DVF, NY
Designer: Laura Harvey, DVF, NY
Photographer: Joshua White, Samantha West, Marat Shaya, Frederic Nielsen
Printer: Artegrafica, Verona, Italy
An unprecedented visual odyssey celebrating Diane von Furstenberg’s forty years as a groundbreaking designer and fashion icon and the dress that started it all. In 1972, Diane von Furstenberg arrived in New York with a suitcase full of jersey dresses that she had made at her friend Angelo Ferretti’s factory in Italy.
Two years later and encouraged by Vogue Editor in Chief Diana Vreeland, the distinctive design of her timeless wrap dress took the fashion world by storm and has evolved into a multitude of much loved variations ever since.
As visually dynamic as the prints that made von Furstenberg famous, this vibrant and long awaited volume collects for the first time the rich illustrated history of her career and celebrates the forty year journey of the iconic wrap dress.
Featuring photographs by Helmut Newton, Annie Leibovitz, and Francesco Scavullo, among many others, artwork by close friends such as Andy Warhol and Francesco Clemente, and pictures of wrap dress lovers past and present from Jerry Hall and Iman to Penélope Cruz and Michelle Obama—this is the definitive, must-have DVF fashion book.
The book has the same structure as the exhibition at LACMA in Los Angeles. It's divided in 3 parts each one opened with a foreword. The first part is a brand timeline described through the pop moment and event photos. This part of the book is printed on un-coated paper to give a more vintage, magazine feeling.
The second part is about the dress that started it all and its variations throughout the 40 years. This part is on coated paper to give the dresses and the artwork a more luxurious feeling.
The third part is a tribute that artist payed to Diane's throughout time. This is an hardcover book of 240 pages.
Dimensions: 10.2 x 1 x 13 inches