Ms von Furstenberg is a woman you can always count on to bring the party to the catwalk. Whether it’s her killer soundtracks or starry models, DvF understand the power of the spectacle. This afternoon's show was no exception with a combination of live music, a wardrobe of soiree-appropriate frocks and a FROW with more Elnett coiffed 'dos than you could shake a stick at.
Celebrating 40 years of her wrap dress this year, the is collection was an ode to her design icon. For A/W 2014 the show opened with a classic wrap in gold, black and white modelled by Karen Elson. We then saw the wrap on Karlie layered over printed wide leg trousers and on Joan in a floor sweeping black and neutral print.
Elsewhere there was a celestial flavour with a standout gold star emblazoned evening wrap with a racy neckline slashed almost to the navel and repeated crescent moon motifs across tunics and dresses. We also had balletic wrap tops layered over a host of dresses doubling the feminine feeling.
Diane with her golden girls [Getty]
Outerwear was also strong with graphic coats and rainbow shaded furs adding texture to proceedings. This season Diane played with clashing garments, so dresses came embellished with pailettes in the same colours as their almost matching printed coats and furs and velvets in patterns of similar but not identical palettes.
As the final full stop to the show, Diane sent out 15 gold wrap dresses - each completely individual and special - proving its flexibility and enduring appeal. Following the gilt clad girls out on stage with her band, St Vincent, as gold confetti rained down on the line-up, Diane was once again bang in the centre of the party, playing the part she’s always done so well.
Watch our exclusive video of the show below...