Diane von Furstenberg’s Journey of a Dress

20140108_DVF_40_005

The iconic wrap dress is turning forty and DVF is celebrating with a bang with the opening of the Journey of a Dress exhibition at the historic Wilshire May Company Building in Los Angeles.

The exhibition will focus 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. The exhibition will also include portraits of designer, muse, and collector Diane von Furstenberg by celebrated artists such as Andy Warhol, Barbara Kruger, Chuck Close, Francesco Clemente, Helmut Newton, and Annie Leibovitz. The work of Anh Duong, Zhang Huan and Li Songsong is also featured, as well as that of other contemporary artists like Dustin Yellin.

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 will be open to the public from January 11, 2014 through April 2014.