Diane von Furstenberg kicked off the 40th anniversary of her iconic wrap dress with a star-studded event for the opening of her Journey of a Dress Exhibition in LA. Hosts Andy Cohen and Coco Rocha reported live from the red carpet at the historic Wilshire May Company Building to capture the glamorous evening, as notables from the fashion, art and entertainment industry came out to celebrate the designer and the iconic dress that started it all. Celebs in attendance included Uma Thurman, Demi Moore, Raquel Welch, and Rosario Dawson to name a few.
In a year that marks the 40th anniversary of the wrap dress, the exhibition focuses on a retrospective of vintage and contemporary DVF wraps, with a timeline chronicling the journey of the iconic dress—from the first sample to a world-renowned symbol of power and freedom for entire generations of women. Limited Edition anniversary dresses created for the exhibition are also on display.
“I was 26 when I created the wrap dress,” says Diane von Furstenberg, “I had no idea it would become such a phenomenon. I am excited and thrilled to have chosen Los Angeles to celebrate the four decades of The Journey of a Dress.”
DVF will be celebrating throughout 2014, kicking off with a Limited Edition Collection created in collaboration with The Andy Warhol Foundation, available exclusively at DVF.com and in DVF shops. It is also inviting women all over the world to become a part of the journey by submitting their personal wrap stories and photos at dvfwrapstory.com.
The exhibition is open to the public and runs from January 11, 2014 through April 2014.