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SO DVF:
February

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.

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You’re Invited!

In celebration of International Women’s Day, please join us at any DVF boutique Friday, March 6th – Sunday, March 9th. We’ll be giving 15% of proceeds to the organizations nominated for the People’s Voice Award at the 2015 DVF Awards. You will also receive 15% off your full-price in-store purchase.

Give back and get back, and enjoy champagne and treats all weekend!

Each year, extraordinary women are selected as nominees for the People’s Voice Award. Prior honorees, who each won a $50,000 grant to further their cause, are Katherine Chon (2010), who was shocked to learn about domestic human trafficking, and founded Polaris Project to abolish it; Taryn Davis (2011), a young military widow who founded the American Widow Project to provide peer support for others in her situation; Layli Miller-Muro (2012), who created the Tahirih Justice Center to protect immigrant women and girls from gender-based violence; Tammy Tibbets (2013) who founded She’s the First to empower people to raise funds for girls’ education in developing nations and Veronica Scott (2014) who started the innovative Empowerment Plan, which employs homeless mothers in Detroit to make a convertible sleeping bag coat for other homeless individuals.

The DVF People’s Voice Award is chosen by popular vote, so check back on Friday, March 6 to learn about the 2015 nominees, be inspired to make your own change, and vote for a woman who is making a difference!

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Go For It:
The Cut-out Floral

Confession: that blockbuster Matisse show? We visited it well, frequently. But months before our infatuation, while MoMA was still busy collecting Cut-outs, those works were a hot topic in our print room. Matisse’s technique inspired a bold modern floral in our Spring collection. And speaking of bold, that’s our favorite way to go with the print—a crisp pleated skirt and bra top are our new favorites for weekend travel. We’ll throw on a light scarf (and sensible-yet-chic sandals) for exploring the town, then leave it behind for a striking after dark look.

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Weekend Ready:
Gingham

You’ve met the new gingham clutch, gingham for the work week, gingham on a romantic new wrap. If that seems like enough of the season’s hottest print, we’d like to point out that something’s missing from the lineup: the perfect casual weekend look. In the print that’s equal parts vintage and absolutely of the moment, this chic bracelet-sleeve Giselle top and perfectly proportioned Fausta short might possibly be our favorite look of all!

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Love Diane:
Oscar Week in LA

This year I had to leave New York Fashion Week early to fly to LA. I was holding my annual lunch honoring the female Oscar nominees with my cohosts Hilary Swank and Anne Sweeney. The luncheon was a lovely moment of peace in the garden of my Beverly Hills house and twenty nominees came to celebrate one another.

The rest of the week was not to be that peaceful. Shooting episode 2 of the second season of House of DVF took me all around LA, where I was also visiting my children and grandchildren who live there. On Saturday, Barry and I hosted our annual picnic for Graydon Carter of Vanity Fair. Beautiful weather came along and lots of friends with children came too, to eat and play under our large oak tree. At the last minute I cancelled most parties but I did put on a glittery blue dress to go to the Vanity Fair dinner and watch the Oscars. I wonder how much hairspray and vodka is consumed that week in LA ?

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News

You’re Invited!

In celebration of International Women’s Day, please join us at any DVF boutique Friday, March 6th – Sunday, March 9th. We’ll be giving 15% of proceeds to the organizations nominated for the People’s Voice Award at the 2015 DVF Awards. You will also receive 15% off your full-price in-store purchase.

Give back and get back, and enjoy champagne and treats all weekend!

Each year, extraordinary women are selected as nominees for the People’s Voice Award. Prior honorees, who each won a $50,000 grant to further their cause, are Katherine Chon (2010), who was shocked to learn about domestic human trafficking, and founded Polaris Project to abolish it; Taryn Davis (2011), a young military widow who founded the American Widow Project to provide peer support for others in her situation; Layli Miller-Muro (2012), who created the Tahirih Justice Center to protect immigrant women and girls from gender-based violence; Tammy Tibbets (2013) who founded She’s the First to empower people to raise funds for girls’ education in developing nations and Veronica Scott (2014) who started the innovative Empowerment Plan, which employs homeless mothers in Detroit to make a convertible sleeping bag coat for other homeless individuals.

The DVF People’s Voice Award is chosen by popular vote, so check back on Friday, March 6 to learn about the 2015 nominees, be inspired to make your own change, and vote for a woman who is making a difference!

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News

Weekend Ready:
Gingham

You’ve met the new gingham clutch, gingham for the work week, gingham on a romantic new wrap. If that seems like enough of the season’s hottest print, we’d like to point out that something’s missing from the lineup: the perfect casual weekend look. In the print that’s equal parts vintage and absolutely of the moment, this chic bracelet-sleeve Giselle top and perfectly proportioned Fausta short might possibly be our favorite look of all!

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Celebrity

SO DVF:
February

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.

Share
News

Go For It:
The Cut-out Floral

Confession: that blockbuster Matisse show? We visited it well, frequently. But months before our infatuation, while MoMA was still busy collecting Cut-outs, those works were a hot topic in our print room. Matisse’s technique inspired a bold modern floral in our Spring collection. And speaking of bold, that’s our favorite way to go with the print—a crisp pleated skirt and bra top are our new favorites for weekend travel. We’ll throw on a light scarf (and sensible-yet-chic sandals) for exploring the town, then leave it behind for a striking after dark look.

Share
Love Diane

Love Diane:
Oscar Week in LA

This year I had to leave New York Fashion Week early to fly to LA. I was holding my annual lunch honoring the female Oscar nominees with my cohosts Hilary Swank and Anne Sweeney. The luncheon was a lovely moment of peace in the garden of my Beverly Hills house and twenty nominees came to celebrate one another.

The rest of the week was not to be that peaceful. Shooting episode 2 of the second season of House of DVF took me all around LA, where I was also visiting my children and grandchildren who live there. On Saturday, Barry and I hosted our annual picnic for Graydon Carter of Vanity Fair. Beautiful weather came along and lots of friends with children came too, to eat and play under our large oak tree. At the last minute I cancelled most parties but I did put on a glittery blue dress to go to the Vanity Fair dinner and watch the Oscars. I wonder how much hairspray and vodka is consumed that week in LA ?

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Think Pink:
Modern Toile

Inspired by Brigitte Bardot on her visits to Picasso’s studio in the South of France, this polished pink toile is fit for a modern lady on streamlined silhouettes; a shift dress and sleek jacket are the perfect canvas for the print. Bring out the traced floral with a white Bethany pump and a generous black and gingham clutch. Just add a tousled blowout and a smoky eye for the full runway effect.

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Go Green:
Garden Party

A runway favorite, the Amana jacket is endlessly versatile in fresh twill garden, a bright floral grounded in black for day-to-night ease. The lightweight silk jacket pairs perfectly with a black pump and Sophia dress in spring green toile for a chic party look, or with jeans and a white tee for brunch with friends. No matter the look, a generous white clutch is there for your wallet, phone and Bardot-pink lipstick.

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Brittany’s #NYFW Instagram Diary

See New York Fashion Week through the eyes of our Brand Ambassador, Brittany Hampton. From show prep to jetting away to backstage and parties, take a peek at Brittany’s #NYFW Instagram Diary.

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Jessica Joffe on Diane’s Oscar Luncheon

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.

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