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Diane von Furstenberg still wraps

Fall 2011 fashion from Diane von Furstenberg is

Fall 2011 fashion from Diane von Furstenberg is modeled during Fashion Week in New York, Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011. Credit: AP

Face it, the wrap dress is,  at this point, a legendary American silhouette, so there’s no reason for Diane von Furstenberg to leave it out of her lineup and she did not, opening early on with one version – sort of a wrappy take on the gaucho, and closing with a knockout wrap gown of black sequins.

The show, inspired by strong women, American Legends, featured a potpourri of wardrobe options – suitings for day,  kimonos, jumpsuits, the now ubiquitous giant fur vest (just for fun, one of hers was green),  stunning diva gowns, the aforementioned gauchos and of course, a wildly imaginative array of prints including hearts, dots,  huge geometrics, and shamrocks (how lucky).  Never color shy, von Furstenberg offered up lots of vibrant hues -- cranberry, pomegranate, though most stunning, the blues – oh, the gown embroidered with gold – glorious.

Speaking of American legends, the house boasted quite a few including Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer and opera great Renee Fleming.  Was there anything this diva would like to own? “More like, what wouldn’t I?” she asked.  

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