The CFDA has become a firm fixture on the fashion calendar and next year they are set to host a huge event to mark their 50th anniversary. WWD reports that a large-scale exhibition will be opened at New York's Fashion Institute of Technology Museum next February to celebrate the occassion. The exhibition will feature pieces from every designer who has ever been a part of the organisation such as Marc Jacobs and Alexander Wang.
The exhibition is called Impact, CFDA chairman Diane Von Furstenberg explained. "We will look at the most impactful areas of American fashion, with a piece for every member to be part of it. It's being designed so it can travel."
When Tatiana von Furstenberg wrote and directed the film 'Tanner Hall', it probably didn't hurt that she had a bit of professional help in the costuming department. For the flick, which stars Rooney Mara from 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo', Tatiana relied on the expertise of her mother: none other than Diane von Furstenberg.
We're shocked that DVF has time to sleep, much less design onscreen attire for a movie, considering her position as head of the CFDA, all her humanitarian work and the responsibilities for her own collections. But it's refreshing to see that, no matter how famous a mother is, she always has time to support her daughter.
This season Diane Von Furstenberg and designer Yvan Mispelaere wanted to celebrate Americas legends, the show notes reveal, and particularly all things Wild West.
The reference was clear on wide brimmed black hats teamed with the brand's classic wrap dress in a black and white print teamed with over the knee suede boots or a simple dress in red. The inspiration was made even more apparent by the horse shoe shaped runway. A black jumpsuit with printed green lines teamed with a statement necklace and black fur jacket stood out, as did a beautiful black sequin gown.
Diane is very particular about color. One time, she spilled beet juice and wiped it up with a paper towel. She brought in the dried-up towel and said, 'This is the color that I want'. Now when I walk down the street, if I see a color blue that I like, or a coffee cup that's a nice shade of yellow, I'll take a picture. I always go back to these photos and use them when I'm developing my color palettes.
Suki Cheema, a textile designer for Diane Von Furstenberg, told Wall Street Journal