See Diane Von Furstenberg's "Journey of a Dress" Exhibit

Diane Von Furstenberg's "Journey of a Dress" exhibit is something I've been wanting to see and I know many of you feel the same way! :)

In the 20,000-square-foot gallery of the historic May Co. department store building there are 200 vintage and contemporary interpretations of the iconic wrap dress on exhibit. 200!!! 


"The show, which was put together for the 40th anniversary of Von Furstenberg’s brand, celebrates her singular contribution to fashion history: the wrap dress, which is on par with the T-shirt and blue jeans when it comes to its cultural impact.

The dress — which wraps in front and ties at the waist and was originally made in drip-dry, cotton jersey — became part of the zeitgeist of the 1970s, when women started to enter the workforce en masse, a symbol not only of women’s liberation but of sexual liberation, too. “A woman could be dressed in two minutes flat and be undressed in even less time,” fashion historian Holly Brubach writes in the show’s introduction.

It’s also the piece that made Von Furstenberg’s name. She designed the garment when she was just 26 years old and recently married to Prince Egon von Furstenberg, a Swiss-born aristocrat who also worked in the fashion world. The style was inspired by the silky wrap tops and skirts that ballet dancers wear." (Here is the rest of the article about it.)

The exhibit has two parts: the first shows photos of models, celebrities and the designer wearing the dress in various movies, award shows and other high-profile events. The second part shows the dresses on mannequins, 200 of them, as well as art by Warhol, Chuck Close, Barbara Kruger, Helmut Newton and more, inspired by the dress. 

We will meet at the entrance at 6, go in at 6:05, so please be on time. 

The exhibit is free. You can find more info here: http://www.dvf.com/wrap40/

It would be fun if you wore a wrap-dress. :)

We can grab a drink after.

See you girls there.

Nanda


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  • Angela

    Hey ladies!

    I wanted to invite all of you for Happy Hour at 6:30 PM at The Hudson in West Hollywood - a little get together for my 21st birthday which was on Tuesday.. I have the event running on another Meetup page. Feel free to comment here if you want to go and I'll email you my number and details. It will be fun. -a

    April 17, 2014

    • Angela

      (tomorrow Friday 4/18)

      April 17, 2014

  • Nanda D.

    I loved meeting you girls, thanks for coming! I will schedule more events like this... Now I'm on DVF's site browsing dresses for sale... :)

    April 11, 2014

  • amba

    Sorry Guys, I just got out of a meeting and I work in Oxnard. I so sorry I missed this event!

    April 11, 2014

  • Angela

    Walking from parking be there in a couple minutes

    April 11, 2014

  • Nanda D.

    We're at the door, facing 6th St, wearing name tags.

    April 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    The main entrance on wilshire is blocked off as an exit ......where is the main entrance????

    1 · April 11, 2014

  • Angela

    Probably will park at 6 and be at entrance around 6:10! Sorry - rush hour is no fun!

    April 11, 2014

  • Ellen

    Also still at work, 6pm was too early for me :/

    April 11, 2014

  • Courtney M.

    Sorry to cancel as well, but stuck at work. Have a great night and hopefully i can meet you soon!

    April 11, 2014

  • Hillary

    Sorry to cancel so last minute! I'm stuck with work tonight, but I hope to see everyone soon!

    April 11, 2014

  • Courtney M.

    Hi Nanda.

    My job is going a bit late. I really want to make it but not sure if I'll be able to meet at 6pm on the dot.

    April 11, 2014

    • Nanda D.

      Just look for us inside. I'm bringing name tags for everyone, mine will say Nanda (obv., lol)... We should be easy to find.

      April 11, 2014

  • Nanda D.

    Yes, see you ladies at the door at 6. :) Meetup has been down on and off, so please don't rely on being able to contact me / the group here. If you are late, look for us inside. See you girls soon.

    April 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    The DVF exhibit is not affiliated with LACMA so don't go to LACMA. The entrance is on Wilshire blvd about 20 yds before Fairfax going west. There is a set of double doors in the May Co building on Wilshire

    April 10, 2014

  • Angela

    I may have to leave at 8pm for another meetup but see you ladies tomorrow!

    April 10, 2014

  • Kelly J.

    Hey Nada! I am going to try and make it. Hopefully Traffic won't be too bad. I won't RSVP but I'll message the group if I get there at 6pm. See you then!

    April 9, 2014

  • Courtney M.

    Hi everyone! Are we meeting at 6 or 7? It says two different times :)

    April 8, 2014

    • Nanda D.

      At 6. Sorry, I originally wanted to do 7, and one of the notes said that. But definitely 6! :)

      April 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I was wondering the same thing, thanks for clearing it up! Is the entrance on Wilshire Blvd or inside LACMA?

      April 8, 2014

  • Nanda D.

    I'm excited to see so many new girls coming! I will definitely wear a wrap dress, probably black and white or green. :) I'm thinking we could have dinner at LACMA's Cafe after, here is their menu: http://www.patinagroup.com/restaurants/34/menus/LACMA-CAFE-Menu.pdf - but they close at 8, so we may have to go to Marie Callender's for some pie... We'll see. :)

    April 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yay! This is my first meetup with this group and I am looking forward to meeting everyone :) The Counter is next to LACMA too

      April 7, 2014

    • Nanda D.

      That's right, I forgot about the Counter. Okay, so we will not go hungry... :) Also looking forward to meeting you!

      1 · April 8, 2014

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