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The dress — which wraps in front and ties at the waist and was originally made in drip-dry, cotton jersey — became part of the zeitgeist of the 1970s, when women started to enter the workforce en masse, a symbol not only of women’s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.
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