This weekend, stylish mother, actress and Manhattanite Katie Holmes was spotted around town in one of the most exclusive styles of the season. The DVF Hannah maxi dress, available only on DVF.COM and in our boutiques, is an exotic yet effortless style that’s perfect for summer in the city!
May 27, 2015
Trendsetting and talented young women have a way of favoring our printed jumpsuits (see: Rita Ora, Ariana Grande). Recently, singer and actress Victoria Justice joined their ranks, donning a special DVF Ireland jumpsuit for An Evening with Women benefiting the Los Angeles LGBT Center in Hollywood, CA.
May 05, 2015
The wait is over for the party of the year!
The theme of this year’s Met Gala and exhibition is “China: Through the Looking Glass” and we’re thrilled the show features a Qipao-inspired DVF wrap dress in the stunning China vine print.
The grand event also marks the debut of some spectacular custom DVF on the red carpet. For model Gigi Hadid’s first Met Gala appearance, Fall 2015 lace was spun into a butterfly bodice of silk overlayed with hand embroidered lace and appliqué flowers, all in good luck red. With a bias cut silk skirt, straps of individually beaded hand cut lace flowers and a back of sheer embellished lace, Gigi’s look truly steals the spotlight.
Kate Beckinsale’s look reimagines a hand pleated tie neck gown from our Fall collection in gold mesh jersey, with panels of hand embroidered gold lace on the hips and back in the same China vine featured in the show.
Kate Mara’s white crepe gown takes the mandarin collar and mixes it with a plunging twist neckline straight from the runway. Hand beading adds a touch of sparkle to her super chic look.
Last but not least, Diane selected a column of silk jersey in China vine, the colors accented with hand beading against the black and white print. As Diane loves to say, black and white and color is so DVF!
April 28, 2015
You can always count on Miranda Kerr for the best in effortless elegance, and lately she’s been taking her style to great lengths. This week, the model mom was spotted in her go-to wrap dress, a long chain link Abigail, and last week she wore a DVF Pre-Fall maxi while on the go at LAX. We’re ready to pair our favorite floor-length styles with a satchel and sunglasses for our next getaway. From spring weddings to summer travel, there’s a maxi dress for every moment!
February 26, 2015
Diane likes to say her designs are the friends in your closet. When you’re running late, but still need to feel your best, she’s there. So we’re not too surprised to spot stars in effortless jumpsuits, tried-and-true lace, and easy maxi dresses during the busiest, most exciting, most glamorous (and most photographed!) time of the year for Hollywood’s brightest.
February 19, 2015
During the most densely social week of the year in Hollywood, 60 women–including 20 of this year’s Oscar nominees–took a chunk out of their no doubt very busy day to celebrate each other in the idyllic surroundings of Diane’s Beverly Hills home. As Rita Ora ran up the garden stairs in a jumpsuit straight off Sunday’s runway she exclaimed, “This is my dream house!”
Oscar nominee Rosamund Pike arrived with baby Atom in tow only for fellow nominee Meryl Streep to swoop him up in her arms and fawn over him along with Diane. With fairy godmothers like that, who needs blood relatives?!
Ava DuVernay, the stunningly talented director of “Selma,” talked about her upcoming film and TV projects and let herself be inundated with praise for her glorious film as the guests scattered around the house and gardens. Oscar nominees Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern and producer Susan Downey sat with various members of the Academy while Dianne Warren and Malin Akerman decamped to the garden.
The camaraderie between the women, but particularly the nominees, was palpable and only grew when Diane took to the microphone, reminding everyone in the room that solidarity breeds strength, that gratitude and humility for one’s gifts is a daily practice. Her cohost, the twice decorated Oscar winner Hilary Swank, chimed in how honored she was to be in the presence of such an impressive group of women, followed by third cohost Anne Sweeney. Of course Diane could not resist singling out Meryl Streep for her extraordinary and unparalleled contribution to film, so Meryl responded by reminding all of us what an extraordinary contribution Diane has made to womankind by building up the Vital Voices network and its Women in the World Conference. “You put your money where your mouth is!” She went on to say how pleased she was to be in one room with so much female talent but that next year she wanted to see “the entire grounds covered in nominees!”
As dessert was being served I caught up with Rita Ora, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Carmen Ejogo, bathed in a celestial light–more beautiful than the three graces. Rita and Carmen dragged each other over to Meryl to take a picture as Rita confided that she had never been more nervous to do anything in her life!
As the guests dispersed, Rosamund and Atom stayed for a last moment in the sun under an enormous 200-year-old tree, a momentary respite before Sunday’s ceremony.
February 18, 2015
From ladylike to downright daring, DVF looks have been popping up all over Fashion Week! Flip through for style inspiration from Olivia Palermo, Ariana Grande, and more.
December 04, 2014
My dear readers, we know you thought you had the rest of this month to slowly buy gifts for your friends and favorite Style Editors (email me for my wish-list) but tonight, and tonight only, you absolutely must stay home. Double-check your shadow is sewn properly to your person (lest it escape during a commercial break) and sit tight because our favorite girl Allison Williams will be flying and belting her way to Neverland on NBC’s live broadcast of Peter Pan at 8 PM: green cycling shorts, mesh t-shirts and all. Don’t be surprised if you find these items— including a harness— on my Christmas wish list.
Allison has been dreaming of playing the role most of her waking life – I wouldn’t be surprised if she came out of the womb with this small request sung in perfect pitch to an audience of casting directors in the delivery room. So, at age twenty-six— because the boy-who-will-never-grow-up has traditionally been played by a woman —the lovely Allison was granted her wish plus a dollop of icing on top: a worthy adversary in Christopher Walken as Captain Hook. (Interesting fact: Walken started as a chorus boy in musical theatre as a tween). Broadway veterans Christian Borle and Kelli O’Hara round out the cast as Mr. and Mrs. Darling and plummy Minnie Driver narrates. Yes, the entire cast suspects some of you will be hate-watching, but as long as you tune in you’ll likely be swept away by Allison’s indefatigable charm and effortless aerial skills.
November 18, 2014
As the Journey continues, model Jourdan Dunn takes the wrap dress from “a day of business to a night of laughter with friends.” Read more about Jourdan’s wrap story below and watch the video for a day in the life of one of our favorite faces.
Tell us your journey of a dress wrap story?
I was on a quest to find a dress that is suitable for all occasions, for travel, business meetings and out with friends. The wrap dress was the perfect piece. When I wear one I think of Diane and all that she has accomplished in her life. It’s a reminder to dream big and believe in yourself and do it all with style!
How would you describe your personal style?
Street Chic with a bit of sophistication.
What does the wrap dress mean to you?
The wrap dress is a statement piece. It is timeless, comfortable, versatile.
What is your must have item this season?
The Maddie Lace Detail Dress is the perfect black dress that can be dressed up or down. It is simple, sophisticated, chic and makes a powerful statement.
What’s at the top of your Holiday wish list?
The Sutra Crystal Minaudière! It is perfect for holiday parties & red carpet events.
Do you have any words that you live by?
“Always believe in yourself and stay true to who you are.”
October 02, 2014
Olivia Palermo was recently spotted on the streets of NYC in our leather wrap dress, styling it with a white collared shirt for a chic and polished look.For a touch of glamour, she added our favorite Haley Studded Sunglasses, the same style Daria Werbowy wore in our Fall 2014 ad campaign.
Meanwhile, we’re happy to announce that sweater weather is here at last! Bella Thorne looked lovely in lace running errands in her DVF Doreen sweater.