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Diane von Furstenberg works the masculine/feminine angle

One very ladylike outfit was modeled by Charlene

One very ladylike outfit was modeled by Charlene Almvarez. (Feb. 14, 2010) Photo Credit: AP

“I always wanted to live a man’s life in a woman’s body,” wrote Diane von Furstenberg in her program notes. To that end, she worked the masculine/feminine balancing act, producing unexpected (and some very fun) combos, such as a heavy, hunter green cardigan atop a fluttery multi-colored chiffon dress.

Many of her separates were plucked from-his-closet, including structured blazers -- these the perfect toppers over tulle bottomed minis, floaty frocks and glittery skirts. Tougher but sexy still, were low slung pants that grazed the ankle, models looking almost predatory in them. And there was muscle in disguise: a seemingly sweet little black strapless number turned bad girl in leather. 

But for girly-girls only: a silver lame dress with flower appliqués, and the flirty jersey silk wrap that conjured a butterfly.

One fashion type at the show summed it up: “Diane really just wants her customers to look good.” And you will. 

PHOTOS: Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2010 runway looks

MORE: Diane von Furstenberg collections from past New York Fashion Weeks


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