Few facts about the designer
Diane Von Furstenberg is one of the established fashion designers the world has known. She was born on 31st December 1946 in Belgium. Her success story began in 1972, when she gifted the fashion world with her first iconic wrap dress specially designed for working women. She decided to start a career in fashion, after she got married to Prince Egon. In the year 1970 in New York, she started designing clothes for women. And in 1972, she started her own manufacturing unit. But her career as a fashion designer took a turn when she produced the “wrap dress”, which actually brought about a revolution in the apparel of America’s working women. This multipurpose wrap dress worked as not only a comfortable business wear, but also as a graceful evening gown. In the 70s Diane Von Furstenberg Dresses eventually became a prominent fashion statement for women.
The inspiration behind the wrap dress
Any American lady who is fashion conscious will have at least one wrap dress of Diane Von Furstenberg in her wardrobe. But they might not know that this wrap dress is actually an inspiration of Diane’s divorce. In 1972, when she had undergone the divorce with Prince Egon v Furstenberg, she did not ask for any alimony. Instead she decided to self support herself. This is when she introduced this legendary wrap dress.
Rising popularity of DvF costumes
She re-launched her fashion designing company in ’97, by re-introducing the iconic wrap dress. The company has gained global recognition which now offers 4 collections of Diane Von Furstenberg Dresses in a year. This brand is now available in more than 70 countries, with its headquarters located in Manhattan. She was bestowed with the award of Lifetime Achievement in the year 2005. Her clothes are worn by celebrities like Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Michelle Obama and many more.
How to be aware of fake DvF costumes?
There are a number of fake DvF costumes which are sold online. So you should be very careful while purchasing one. Here are some of the points you should note while making an online purchase, because the fake dresses usually have the following defects:
- Large prints
- Wrong cuts
- Cheap fabric
- Wrong necklines
- Misprinted tags
- Hems and edges are not properly finished
- Material used is different
- The inner lining is not properly attached.
- Plastic buttons used instead of metal ones.
- Improper fittings
“I am a big fan of DvF which makes a woman look simply elegant. But unfortunately there is no DvF store in San Francisco so I used to purchase them online. So recently I started acquiring the dresses from a new online store. Thanks a lot to your article, where I came to know about the fake dresses that are being sold in such online stores. I was totally unaware of this fact. Hence, from now onwards before making any online purchase of Diane Von Furstenberg Dresses I will check on all the parameters that you have mentioned in this article or rather try to acquire it from an authentic DvF store.”- Glenda T, California, USA
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Hello! My name is Trisha. I’m 24 and have recently graduated with a degree in French and German. I now work in Merchandising for a large international clothing retailer and I’m loving it.