DVF Extends Journey of a Dress Exhibition

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Courtesy of DVF
Courtesy of DVF

Those who haven’t yet had the opportunity to see Diane Von Furstenberg’s Journey of a Dress exhibition, you’re in luck: DVF is here to stay until May 1st.

The exhibition has done better than even the iconic designer herself could have anticipated: it’s attracted nearly 50,000 visitors to date since opening to the public on Jan. 11.

Journey of a Dress is DVF’s homage to her iconic wrap dress, her first and most famous garment.

It includes portraits of the designer, muse, and collector by celebrated artists such as Andy Warhol, Barbara Kruger, Chuck Close, Francesco Clemente, Helmut Newton, and Annie Leibovitz. The work of Anh Duong, Zhang Huan and Li Songsong is also featured, as well as that of other contemporary artists.

In A Ghost May Come—a stunning new piece from Dustin Yellin—the likeness of a wrap dress is suspended in glass, while colorful illustrations from Antonio, Ruben Toledo and Konstantin Kakanias strike a more playful tone. The exhibition also includes stills from the wrap dress’ big screen cameos, from Cybill Shepherd in Taxi Driver to Amy Adams in American Hustle. Limited Edition anniversary dresses created for the exhibition are also on display.

The exhibition launched to celebrate the dress’ 40th anniversary and includes a retrospective of vintage and contemporary DVF wraps, with a timeline chronicling the journey of the iconic dress—from the first sample to a wardrobe staple for generations of women. 

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