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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Diane Von Furstenberg: Fall 2012

IMG Suite Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center

It's been a spectacular non-winter in the Northeast this year.  Chilled to the bone is one of my least favorite states. It actually came as a bit of shock to be truly cold again.

I was looking forward to spending the day at the "tents" to enjoy a day of  shows at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center, with my good friends Linda Levy and Stacey Bewkes.  Linda's husband is Peter Levy, SVP and Managing Director, IMG Fashion Worldwide.  Stacey Bewkes writes the magnificent, critically acclaimed home and lifestyle blog Quintessence.  I can never get enough of it and despite our friendship, fawn profusely. It staggers...

As such, we were able to enjoy the hospitality of the IMG VIP suite, aptly decorated like a cozy chalet:

Diva, Linda and Stacey

One of the most anticipated shows every Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, is Diane Von Furstenberg's show, always held on Sunday at 4:00.  It's a heady brew of Diane's family and personal friends. A-Listers sit cheek to cheek on a double runway, that creates 4 front rows. The people watching doesn't get any better and the house is literally, packed to the rafters.  Here's who I spotted in the front row from my perch:

Anderson Cooper, Oscar de la Renta, Barbara Walters, Ann Duong, Anna Winter and Carine Roitfeld (front to back), Brad Goreski and Rachel Zoe (front to back), Tatiana Von Furstenberg, Hamish Bowles and Diane Sawyer.

Diane Von Furstenberg and Yvan Mispelaere
Diane and her Creative Director Yvan Mispelaere,  used "puzzles" as their inspiration.  Puzzle pieces were featured as prints on dresses and tops.  Those were not amongst my favorites. What I did love, were the looks that showed women at their best; both alluring and confident.

Diane said, "This collection is called `Rendezvous'."  "It's all about loving to be a woman. It's about seduction. It is bold. It is daring. It is strong, but it has humor. It's all about liking your body, and at the same time with big coats, so it's the yin and the yang."

Here were my faves:

I'd swap an organ for this coat

To me, the beauty of these clothes is there timelessness.

And that,  speaks to the beauty of Diane as well.


  1. Like being in the front with Anderseon!

    1. Thanks Girl!
      I would have paid handsomely to hear an AC guffaw...

  2. Loved seeing the shows with you - and you are TOO kind! Naturally loved all the same things you did - so you will probably be seeing them chez moi soon!!

    1. Looking forward to spending time again tomorrow and we can definitely share that coat!




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