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16th February 2009

dvf autumn winter 09 dvf autumn winter 09Diane Von Furstenberg has been displaying her new Autumn Winter 09 designs at New York Fashion week. Her designs included huge pom pom hats, bright knitwear, tribal prints and flowing sweaters (see photos, left and right).

"It’s about survival" said Diane, adding for autumn, her girl is "a nomad. Everywhere she goes, she fits in."

Other looks combined shiny leggings with slouchy knitwear and cocoon shaped coats.

The collection was well received by celebrities in the audience, including Diana Ross, whose music was played at the show.

5th February 2009

How does an icon celebrate her 50th birthday? By signing a contract with the Council of American Designers, headed by Diane von Furstenberg. Yes, Barbie, Mattel's biggest seller, is celebrating her fiftieth birthday this year. Ms von Furstenberg describes Barbie as "a confident and independent woman with an amazing ability to have fun while remaining glamorous." Indeed. Watch out for a series of Barbie dresses from designers including Prada, Karl Lagerfield and Alexander McQueen to hit stores in the US. Will they take off in the UK whilst we have a credit crunch? Who knows...

29th January 2009

Diane Von Furstenberg is to stage a VIP show for American Express cardholders during New York fashion week on February 18th, 2009. The event will showcase around 50 runway looks from Diane's Spring Summer 2009 collection, with a preview of a few designs from her Autumn 2009 collection. It is unusual for fashion shows to showcase items that can be bought in the current season - they normally show the next season's fashions. However, Diane states that “The show lets them choose what they wish for the coming season, and then come to my shop and be helped by a stylist to get ready for the season.” Perfect.

13th January 2009

Diane Von Furstenberg has been successful at many things but now she is to try her hand at mentoring. The benefit of being mentored by Diane is first prize for the winner of the 2008 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund competion, Alexander Wang.

20th November 2008

Diane Von Furstenberg has unveiled her new Wonder Woman Collection, her collaboration with Warner Bros to create a Wonder Woman inspired clothing range, which will be sold online and in boutiques across the globe. "Wonder Woman is the ultimate symbol of female strength, independence and freedom," said Diane, who has always been a strong advocate of empowering women.

The collection includes ready to wear, handbags, purses and belts. Some of the money raised from the sale of certain items will go towards Vital Voices, a charity training organisation for female leaders and entrepreneurs.

2nd October 2008

Diane Von Furstenberg is to create her own Wonder Woman inspired capsule collection for DC Comics. It will feature a collection of Wonder Woman original art and will be on sale in DVF boutiques and on the DVF website from October 15th.

26th September 2008

Chantal Roos, the former president of Yves St Laurent Beauty, has teamed up with Diane Von Furstenberg to produce a new fragrance and possibly a collection of cosmetics.

7th September 2008

Diane Von Furstenberg held a fashion show for New York Fashion Week in New York on Sunday 7th September, 2008, exhibiting fashions from her Spring Summer 2009 collection.. The theme was "rock goddess" as she displayed florals, sequins and chiffons. Front row seats for the event were snapped up by A-listers including Uma Thurman and J-Lo, who both sat next to Barry Dillon, Diane's husband. In addition, tennis was represented by Venus Williams, and the Desperate Housewives were represented by the fashionista Gabby, alias Eva Longoria.

Clearly influence by boho chic, Von Furstenberg's collection included easy to wear floaty smocks, embroidered jackets, gold lamé skirts and kaleidoscope prints. Dress lengths were both mini and maxi. See the photos below:

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