We've all had a waddle and a peek into our mum's closets when we were younger, smearing lipstick and stepping into oversized shoes we could only ever hope to grow into. Today, childhood dreams come true with the most iconic of mother's - Diane Von Furstenberg - opening up her closet doors for all those wide eyes to feast on.
Visual project 'Playing in Diane's Closet' launches today, giving fans a peek into Diane's iconic archive for the first time. Using both vintage and current DVF pieces, along with Diane's personal collection, a unique film and set of images have been created by blogger and fashion consultant Natalie Joos of Tales of Endearment. The photo shoot and film, shot in Cloudwalk - Diane's home in Conneticut, features modern day DVF muses Lisa Love, Eizabeth Gilpin and British model Tali Lennox.
“It’s hard not to go a little ga-ga over this shoot. Did I mention I am the first person EVER to have accessed Diane’s archives? Not even her own granddaughter Talita who’s visiting, knew of their existence," gushed Natalie Joos.
"She stares in awe at the trunks of clothes we unload from the van: Giorgio di Sant’ Angelo skirts, vintage Louboutin heels, nameless red fringe pants, vintage DVF fur boots, wrap dresses in different patterns, accessories from the new collections, Stetson hats; they’re all about to come alive on camera” she adds.
The drool-worthy, often one-of-a-kind items are unveiled in the run up to the Autumn Winter 2013 collection and the 40th anniversary of the iconic wrap dress. Asked what it was about the dress that made it so famous, Furstenburg replied: "I think the thing that made it special and that has made it timeless is that it was all about the woman. It really flattered a woman's body and it gave her independence and power... and that it still so relevant today." High five to that!