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Your Weekly Horoscope:
Week of June 26

It’s that time again. Breakthroughs for Taurus. Magical outcomes for Virgo. See what the week has in store for you, courtesy of Diane’s astrologer Shelley von Strunckel.

ARIES
March 20 – April 18
True, the setbacks you’ve been experiencing since your ruler Mars went retrograde, in mid-April, have been irritating. This cycle ends on Wednesday, and as it does, you’ll benefit from having dealt with a range of issues, many from the past. Not only are you finally free of these, what you’ve learnt will shape plans you’re making for both the near and distant future.

TAURUS
April 19 – May 19
While this week of stunning planetary activity promises exciting ideas, offers and encounters, they won’t always fit in with existing plans or even what seems in your best interests. These are about breakthroughs, in both circumstances and, as much, in your thinking. Unwise as saying yes to it all seems, do exactly that. Obviously, you won’t pursue everything, but you will learn from it all.

GEMINI
May 20 – June 19
Usually, when others are complaining about unexpected developments, you’re excitedly exploring what’s arisen. It’s the same now. While you won’t necessarily plan on pursuing these, you’re confident you’ll learn something. Actually, what arises this week is so powerful you’ll be drawn into potentially life-changing developments. They may seem overwhelming at first, but you’ll soon realize they’re custom-designed to take your life to the next stage.

CANCER
June 20 – July 21
Sometimes opportunities are clear cut but, judging by both the swift pace and unexpected twists events take, you’ll have to rely on your instincts more than hard facts. Powerful as those feelings are, as a Cancerian you dislike taking chances, so could worry. There’s no need. Rather, by the New Moon in your sign, on July 4, you’ll be viewing life, and your future, with optimism.

LEO
July 22 – August 21
As an impatient fire sign, you long ago realized unexpected events or offers are best dealt with by simply plunging in. That will undoubtedly be your response to the current amazing developments. In fact, your biggest problem will be certain individuals you’re close to, personally or professionally, who’re less eager or are demanding solid facts. Don’t argue. Proceed, knowing soon events themselves will reassure them.

VIRGO
August 22 – September 21
In August of last year, the fortunate Jupiter moved into Virgo, triggering a year-long cycle of growth, discovery and opportunity. While you’ve benefited from some events, others have seemed disruptive, but nothing more. Suddenly these take a leap, although possibly in an unanticipated direction. Ordinarily you’d go into analytical overdrive. Instead, wait and watch. Things will come together in an unexpected yet magical manner.

LIBRA
September 22 – October 21
It’s no secret certain longstanding arrangements aren’t what they once were. Yet you hope they’ll bounce back. Not only is that unlikely, developments between now and July 10 make it clear you’ve far better options. Knowing that, at least explore what’s coming your way. While you may be able to incorporate the old with the new, you’ll soon seriously consider saying farewell to the past.

SCORPIO
October 22 – November 20
The rare capacity for spotting what’s new and exciting and, equally, what must go has given you a reputation for an almost psychic foreknowledge. Yet, bizarrely, you won’t necessarily see the promise in certain ideas or offers, some new, others dating back months. Knowing that, at least explore everything. Soon you’ll realize how thrilling these are. After that, the rest will be easy.

SAGITTARIUS
November 21 – December 20
The events triggered by the current link between your ruler Jupiter and Pluto, planet of transformation, will be as exciting as they are powerful. Still, you could have little control. If so, do something out of character and let go. Challenging as this is at the time, once you learn more, you’ll be hugely relieved you allowed things to unfold when, and as, they must.

CAPRICORN
December 21 – January 19
There’s no denying what’s coming your way is exciting. Still, you’re anxious, mostly because others are making the decisions. Letting go in this way isn’t easy for you, but what’s taking place now justifies relaxing your usual firm grip on the reins. Soon you’re worrying less, exploring more and saying yes to options that, only recently, you’d have rejected, and without any discussion.

AQUARIUS
January 20 – February 18
For months there’s been talk of changes in your everyday or professional world that would, in turn, mean rethinking elements of your life. Appealing as the idea of changes of exactly that nature are to you, these are too sudden or go too far. Still, since you haven’t much choice, get involved. This proves unexpectedly informative. And, as you’ll soon discover, knowledge is power.

PISCES
February 19 – March 19
When you see others wrestling with changes, you worry. Yet you’re also clear those events they’re struggling with are in their best interests, as they’d discover if they stopping battling the new and embraced it. Knowing that, you need only encourage the individuals in question. And next? Focus on the glorious ways you’re already benefitting from events. Your time has come. You need only say yes.

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The Asheton Culotte Two Ways

An essential fashion statement, the culotte is also a super versatile piece for summer: it provides the comfort of a short, but covers you enough for the office… it’s a chic alternative to a cocktail dress. Basically, with subtle tweaks you can wear this style anywhere summer takes you.
For a rooftop party or evening in Montauk, you’ll be immune to gusts of wind in the Asheton culotte with a silk tee, plus a colorful crossbody and perforated cage heel. Come Monday morning, re-wear them with a silk tie blouse, pumps and a petite navy tote. We’re so in love with this style it also comes in light chambray for high summer, and a soft navy leather for transitioning to fall.

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Zodiac Girls:
In Conversation with Nikita M’Bouroukounda and Pamela Katz

In celebration of the DVF Zodiac Collection, we went behind the scenes of the Brooklyn photo shoot and caught up with a couple of women who are designing their own destinies in the most fabulous ways: DJ Pamela Katz and Accessories Designer (of the DVF Zodiac Collection) Nikita M’Bouroukounda. As astrologer Shelley von Strunckel writes, “Dynamic Leos live with a zest that suggests they have their own power source.” So it should come as no surprise that both of these inspiring women were born under the sign of the lion.

DVF: What was the inspiration behind the DVF Zodiac Collection?

Nikita: The inspiration behind the DVF Zodiac Collection was a scarf designed by a friend of Diane’s that depicts paintings of each zodiac sign. The scarf sparked Diane’s idea to create this special collection.

Tell us about the process and stages in making this collection come to life. 

The style for this collection is in the same spirit as the monkey bag charm I created for the Chinese New Year. Also, because DVF is a love brand, I incorporated hearts into each of the designs. The designs really come to life with the colorful mixture of leathers selected for each motif in collaboration with the rest of the accessories design team.

Tell us about your own personal style and how it has evolved.

Over time my style has become more bold. I like to mix vintage and new pieces into my looks and have definitely embraced prints since joining the DVF team. Also, accessories are very important to my style. A cool shoe and a good bag can elevate any look!

DVF: You’re a DJ, model and fashion assistant. How do you balance these different projects? Can you describe the path that led you to be involved in each of these worlds?

Pamela: I started as a fashion assistant for the brand LoveShackFancy. There, I met some amazing people and they helped to get my hands into other baskets. I started styling on set with some of the former Cosmopolitan girls and that familiarized me a little bit more with on-set life. I absolutely thrived in that area and ended up being pursued often to model for look books, campaigns, editorials, etc. This was fun! But still considered a freelance life. About a year into this, I got approached by a talent management company known as PRE.VEYOR and we started working together in the DJ space! Fortunately for me, DJing is usually a night shift! So I can sometimes get a shoot and a DJ gig in one day. Those are the best!

What does an average day look like for you? Any new projects you’re working on?

An average day for me really varies. It could be casting calls, coffee meetings, showroom modeling, on-set styling, on-set as talent, practicing my DJing, DJing, walking my english bulldog Dexter, working a trunk show, coming up with new projects, networking, etc. I am endlessly creating myself!

Tell us about the shoot day. What was it like behind the scenes?

The shoot took place in Brooklyn. It was pretty fun working with the other girls. It made the shoot more natural and playful. The diversity of personalities made the shoot special – everyone got a chance to be themselves and embrace their different signs.

So what’s your sign?

I am most definitely a Leo!

And how is that reflected in your style?

My hair is like a mane. Sometimes it makes me look like a lion (or a mermaid)! It definitely makes me act like a lion; bold, confident, courageous, kind of like I can conquer the world. I feel the most in my element and confident when my hair is down and just natural out of the shower. As for my style evolution, I would say I am and always have been pretty true to the same style. Not so trendy, always classic! When asked to describe my personal style I say “cool, classic, and clean.” I have always beat to my own drum with it. I find the less I try, the cooler I look. Leos are leaders after all, aren’t they?

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Your Weekly Horoscope:
Week of June 19

The unexpected for Aries! Shakeups for Capricorn! It’s time for your weekly horoscope from Diane’s astrologer, Shelley von Strunckel. Read on for what’s in store this week.

ARIES
March 20 – April 18
Obviously, you’d rather deal with plans once, then move on. But this week’s events are far too complex for such a forthright approach. Each day brings something new, exciting and often completely unexpected. Although you resist making halfway arrangements, regarding them as a compromise, you swiftly realise the more flexible your plans and thinking are, the better advantage you can take of the week’s amazing developments.

TAURUS
April 19 – May 19
It’s not that you’ve been antisocial but, rather, you’ve been questioning elements of your life and needed time to yourself. Now events get you moving, and you’ll both enjoy and benefit from being out and about. Keep up the pace. You’ve lots of people to meet and ideas to hear about between now and the end of the month. Ideally, decisions will wait until after that.

GEMINI
May 20 – June 19
Changes in your way of living, working and financial life are in the air, but you’re unlikely to know enough to make decisions until after Jupiter’s spectacular alliance with Pluto on the 26th. For now, focus on exploring every option and getting to know those involved, especially their intentions. This will enable you to think and move swiftly when it’s time to begin making commitments.

CANCER
June 20 – July 21
Unsettling as the events reshaping your way of living and working may be, there’s no question they’re in your best interests. With circumstances, your position and others’ arrangements shifting nearly every day, the secret is to ensure plans are tentative enough that, as changes arise, you can rethink things. It will all come together, but probably not until early July’s pivotal Cancer New Moon.

LEO
July 22 – August 21
With Venus, your ruler the Sun and, as of 29 June, Mercury all positioned in the most strategic portion of your chart, you’re in a cycle that’s about waiting and watching. Respond to ideas and offers, of which there’ll be many, but for now, keep your ideas to yourself. This prevents you making premature commitments and, as important, allows you to shed certain potentially restrictive arrangements.

VIRGO
August 22 – September 21
While you can’t escape the need to make decisions, especially about pivotal domestic or career matters, always bear in mind this is a period of change, for you and others. That will encourage you to show interest where it’s merited but keep things flexible enough that you can respond to the many intriguing ideas that come your way this week. What’s good now will just get better.

LIBRA
September 22 – October 21
There’s a growing planetary emphasis on decisions regarding elements of your existing life and future plans. Yet with intriguing ideas still appearing, you want to keep your options open. And with many of these developments as unexpected as they are exciting, you should. The trick is to show interest and discuss plans but stop short of committing. What’s good now will just get better next week.

SCORPIO
October 22 – November 20
Promising as the ideas already coming your way are, they’re just the beginning of a period of exciting offers and developments that climaxes with the bountiful Jupiter’s stunning link with your ruler Pluto, on the 26th. Knowing what’s best is yet to come, make it clear what interests you but continue to explore. Equally, sidestep fixed commitments, at least just yet.

SAGITTARIUS
November 21 – December 20
You don’t mind new developments, even those that are sudden, so you’ll thrive on this week’s twists and turns. But others struggle with surprises and could try to slow the pace, if not halt certain changes entirely. Patiently but firmly explain that, as it’s your life, decisions are up to you. Then proceed, remembering that you’ll only regret what you didn’t do, not what you did.

CAPRICORN
December 21 – January 19
Disruptive as both the changes you’ve decided to make and shakeups in the world around you may be, these are timely. True, you’ve little control over events. But the direction things are going soon reassures you there’s no need for concern. On the contrary, by midweek you recognise that what’s least expected could bring exactly what, and who, is needed, although not in the form you’ve anticipated.

AQUARIUS
January 20 – February 18
For ages you’ve been clinging to certain familiar habits, activities or even goals, as if doing so will ward off unwelcome changes. By now, however, you’re beginning to realise those that once worried you are actually breakthroughs, if in disguise. Explore these. What you learn will reassure you that progress, personal and in the more worldly side of your life, comes from venturing into the unknown.

PISCES
February 19 – March 19
Talk of reorganising elements of your life has been going on for so long you’re now ignoring it. Don’t. The powerful planetary activity of June’s last ten days isn’t just about change but about doing things in a very new, and ultimately worthwhile, way. While this may not be what you’ve anticipated, once you begin making those changes, you’ll realise they’re exactly what’s needed.

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The Summer Friday Look

Summer Fridays are ideal for beating the traffic out of town (if that’s on the agenda, check out our beach weekend packing guide), and for doing all those things you love doing – and rave about to out of town visitors– but can never quite squeeze into the routine of work/family/friends/errands/gym. So today we’ll be packing up early and heading to the Met (with a gelato stop on the way!) in a look that can go from meetings to out-of-office in a snap: museum-friendly flats, sunglasses for the stroll, a petite crossbody and the Denny shirt dress. You’ll find us in the Decorative Arts section, looking for the Florentine tiles that inspired our prints!

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In the Bag:
Beach Getaway Essentials

Ocean, sea, river, lake… it’s beach getaway season and no matter where that may take you, you’re going to need a perfect bikini, perhaps some items to throw over it at lunch, and a few of those little paper drink umbrellas because yes, summer is finally here!

The Bikini: This one may be named for the Italian Riviera, but it looks just as chic at a swimming hole in the woods or on a boat in the Bahamas.

The Culotte: A lightweight denim pair is an easy way to cover up in the sun. Just add an easy button-down or a printed tank. Which brings us to…

The Mixed Prints: Skip the basic jeans-and-tee. On day two, pair that tank with silk shorts for a playful mixed print look that’s as light as it is chic.

The Ballet Flat: All the comfort of the classic, plus playful ties that shout “out of office!”

The Sunglasses: Compliment all this color with a blush pair of shades.

The Security Blanket: That’s what Diane calls our big, printed scarves, and we couldn’t agree more. Sarong, umbrella, airplane blanket… this colorful Grace scarf does it all!

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In Conversation:
Candice Miller and Jenna Crespi of Mama & Tata

Two sisters – one a mother of two and the other newly pregnant – set out to create a trusted destination for NYC moms and thus, this Mother’s Day, Mama & Tata was born. Here, Candice Miller and Jenna Crespi share the inspiration behind the blog and talk style, New York City and why they love the wrap.

What inspired you to create a resource for New York moms?

Candice: As a busy Mama of two magical little girls, I quickly came to the harsh realization that time is of the essence, and there was a demand for an honest, reliable guide to help Mom’s navigate through all that NYC has to offer. Moms can get lost in the parenting role, and forget to maintain and treat themselves, and I wanted to help women carve out “me” time by providing them with a list of exactly where to go. Being born and raised here, I felt that I was an expert on many neighborhoods and had researched so many businesses, that I could only benefit others by sharing my valuable secret spots! While most of my friends thought I was crazy to share my fitness, well-being, beauty, decor and style resources, I truly wanted to make a positive impact on moms, because, after all, we have the most difficult job and deserve a reward here and there!

Jenna: When I became pregnant, which was an unexpected and exciting surprise, I was curious about so many aspects of motherhood. I had so many unanswered questions about nursing, sleep training, baby clothing, baby products, educational development, and the list goes on. My sister has always been my go-to person for advice and since she had been through it all twice before my first, I was very fortunate to have her as an amazing resource. However, I have always enjoyed exploring and researching my endless curiosities, and I knew so many new mothers would have my same questions, and I wanted to be their resource as well. I wanted our highly curated platform to be a trusted place for advice, so our audience could also have access to our sister exchange.

How would you describe your personal style and how does being a mother play into that?

Candice: I’d describe my style as classic and neutral with a twist, always adding a pop of color somewhere to spice it up. I like timeless pieces, but there has to be an edgy/fashion forward element intertwined. I rarely wear one designer head to toe. I love to mix it up, as I feel so many designers complement one another to accomplish a perfect look. Even though I’m a Mama of two, I still love to feel sexy and anything with a deep V or low back is a staple in my wardrobe. It’s crucial to love what you wear because it gives a sense of confidence and empowerment to any woman!  My favorite look is a beautiful, floor length, full gown, paired with a cropped black leather motorcycle jacket. It’s so chic to be dressed up and down simultaneously.

Jenna: I would describe my style as casual, comfortable and simple. I have been testing new looks with my body changes during pregnancy. Before, I could always be found in skinny jeans and a basic tee, now I love wearing flowy maxi dresses with a leather jacket or short skirts with a flowy top with flats or high-top sneakers. I also always like to add fun accessories like a chunky necklace or earring to add another element to my outfit. I think my comfortable style choices will be helpful for running around NYC with my newborn while still expressing my sense of style.

Describe three pieces of clothing you can’t live without.

Candice: My Burberry Prorsum black leather moto jacket, my AG X Alexa Chung jeans, and my vintage DVF star-print wrap dress (great for all summer events at the beach).

Jenna: My Acne leather jacket is my go-to piece that I can throw over any outfit. It takes me through every season and makes my outfits less girly and more edgy. My DVF wrap has been my savior through pregnancy since it is by far my most flattering dress. It covers and reveals all of the right places. My best advice is for every pregnant woman to own one, and you can wear it from day to night. Lastly, my Zara maternity jeans and Wildfox ripped jeans when I am not pregnant, are my everyday basics.

Diane loves mantras. Do you have any words that you live by?

Candice: Family first. Family is everything. Live from love, not from fear. Just do it.

Jenna: Never sacrifice three things: your family, your heart, or your dignity. Be the energy you want to attract.

What is your favorite place in NYC for reconnecting with yourself?

Candice: The only reason I travel uptown these days is to visit my healer, Louise Amar. She is a guiding force, a bright light, an angel, really. She helps my energy flow, and keeps my body and mind in sync. I’d be lost without her, so if there’s one place I reconnect, it’s on her table in her office!

Jenna: I love walking down the West Side Highway listening to music. I am particularly excited for daily strolls with my baby boy.

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Your Weekly Horoscope:
Week of June 12

It’s that time of the week yet again! Diane’s astrologer, Shelley von Strunckel is here with your weekly horoscope, so you have all the clues and tools to design your own destiny.

ARIES
March 20 – April 18
June’s first half has been about change. While initially events seemed unsettling or even unwelcome, in retrospect you’ve realized these were timely, if not overdue. Remember this when yet more developments throw plans into disarray. With the actual foundation on which plans are based shifting, adapt a flexible approach. This enables you to say farewell to once-worthwhile arrangements and rethink new ones.

TAURUS
April 19 – May 19
After a chaotic period, suddenly things are coming together, although mostly not as expected. Tempting as it is to analyse these in detail, things are moving too swiftly for that. Arrangements, both past and future, are subject to change. True, these seem final, but the thrilling events promised by late June’s stunning alliance between Jupiter and Pluto will change everything, and in wonderful ways.

GEMINI
May 20 – June 19
Between last Sunday’s Gemini New Moon and the move by the ideas planet, Mercury, into your sign today, you’re juggling exciting ideas and, possibly, offers. Explore absolutely everything, including what seems unappealing. Times are changing and so is your thinking. Be flexible. Sticking with what’s familiar could mean missing out on opportunities that would be ideal for the new you, who’s just now emerging.

CANCER
June 20 – July 21
Obviously you’d rather know more about what’s next before you let go of familiar, if outdated, elements of the past. Still, sometimes progress means being courageous in the face of uncertainty. What’s more, your powerful Cancerian instincts must be telling you that great things are coming. Which they are, in late June. Until then, focus on decluttering your cupboards, your mind and your life.

LEO
July 22 – August 21
Accepting the fact that certain once-treasured plans aren’t going to happen isn’t easy. But it’s the first step to clearing the way for the remarkable events soon to reshape your life. While they may already have been hints of these, which are tempting you to get things moving more swiftly, you’d soon regret it. They’ll come together within weeks, and will be well worth waiting for.

VIRGO
August 22 – September 21
While you can’t live without making decisions, ensure you can rethink, if not entirely alter, plans you make. Today’s move by your ruler Mercury into the crucial midheaven angle of your chart heats up discussions. Then the Full Moon, on the 20th, turn ideas into solid plans. Still, with both the circumstances and your own priorities shifting often, even simple plans should be regarded as tentative.

LIBRA
September 22 – October 21
As a Libra, whatever you’re organising, you’d aim to make everybody happy with plans. Now, however, you’re contending with both unsettled circumstances and the grumpy mood of certain individuals. It won’t be easy, but ignore them and proceed as intended. Soon both practicalities and others’ mood will be more settled, and those objections forgotten. Better yet, this gives you a chance to focus on your own affairs.

SCORPIO
October 22 – November 20
During June’s first half, certain familiar, if not crucial, arrangements started coming undone. Obviously you were concerned and may have tried to halt changes. This week you recognize this was clearing the way for the exciting, if unsettling, developments. These may only be hinted at this week but it’s enough to boost your spirits. By the end of June, they’ll become part of your life.

SAGITTARIUS
November 21 – December 20
Although you’re easygoing about most things, you’ll do all you can to avoid those who over-plan. Yet that’s exactly what you’re dealing with and, worse, you feel you’re being drawn into arrangements you dread. Worrying as this seems, the events triggered by the powerful Sagittarius Full Moon, on the 20th, will change everything. Knowing that, for now, do something out of character and take things as they come.

CAPRICORN
December 21 – January 19
Unsettling as June’s first two weeks were, you noted with delight how shakeups eliminated problematic arrangements and alliances you’d been trying to eliminate from your life for ages. Still, you distrust certain situations yet can’t say exactly why. Wait and watch. By Saturday’s clash between your ruler Saturn and Neptune those issues will be exposed, and in a forthright enough manner they can’t possibly be ignored.

AQUARIUS
January 20 – February 18
Only weeks ago you’d have laughed at the idea that you’d even consider, still less undertake, certain changes. Yet with elements of your world shifting, these are both timely and natural. True, there’s the fallout, in terms of your work, domestic setup and close relationships, to consider. Yet your instincts rightly tell you, these will benefit these elements of your life as much as they do you.

PISCES
February 19 – March 19
For ages you’ve sensed somebody wasn’t being entirely straight with you, or that one particular arrangement was underhand, but you couldn’t prove it. This Saturday’s powerful link between tough Saturn and your ruler Neptune exposes all such deceptions, including these. But that also applies to certain personal matters you’ve been keeping quiet. Discuss them now with others, while you can still decide when and how.

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Just In:
The New Jewelry

This week we’ve been talking about summertime blues and what to do about them. Well, two words for you: It’s Friday! And now, if you’re reading this say, next Monday, here’s two more: Treat yourself. Gelato works, if that’s your thing. Personally, we favor something a bit more lasting and sparkly. That’s why we love this month’s new crop of jewelry, featuring organic agate stones and a whole lot of our signature gold shine. With a dramatic cuff bracelet, elegant drop earrings and a delicate beaded necklace, we like to think there’s something here to brighten any mood.

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Summertime Blues

As of this posting, it is 70 degrees in New York City, with nothing but sunshine visible from our office windows. As much as we love what we do (not to mention reporting for duty in a light-filled building with a crystal-encrusted “stairdelier”…), in this particular moment we’d rather be at a picnic, headed to the beach, or on a jet to Sardinia with no return ticket. But here we are, and we’re going to make the most of it with a sleek summer look: a wear to work sheath updated with a flattering twist front, a practical tote and on-trend mules with practical perforated details. Don’t forget the sunglasses, and a strong coffee… you’ll need it for that last-minute rooftop dinner you’re about to plan!

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Inside the 2016 CFDA Awards

“A disruptive genius fearless in her art, she is a risk taker, a rule maker and a rule breaker,” Diane told the crowd. “The image of a woman being in charge has never looked more glamorous and more desirable…” That woman in charge was none other than Beyoncé, to whom Diane presented the prestigious Fashion Icon Award at last night’s CFDA Awards. Once an intimate affair at Lincoln Center, the event got a serious upgrade this year, moving to the Hammerstein Ballroom which was transformed for the evening, complete with a raspberry carpet, an Instagram-powered flower wall for epic Boomerangs, a glamorous seated dinner and, of course, awards recognizing fashion’s biggest stars, from game changing up-and-coming designers like Brandon Maxwell, to internationally lauded names like Marc Jacobs and Alessandro Michele.
Diane, the Chairman of the CFDA, was busy with hostess duties, but managed to host a table with DVF CEO Paolo Riva and Creative Director Jonathan Saunders, plus models of the moment Martha Hunt and Sara Sampaio, who both selected romantic lace pieces from the DVF Fall 2016 Collection to wear for the celebration of creativity and American fashion.
As Diane’s words did justice (as much as one can) to Beyoncé’s stardom, it was Beyoncé herself who gave the best tribute to the audience of designers, retailers and other industry insiders who champion American design, and make the fashion industry work:
“I want to say thank you to every designer that works tirelessly to make people feel like they can write their own story. You all are fairy godmothers and magicians and sculptors — sometimes even our therapists. I encourage you to not forget this power that you have or take it lightly. We have an opportunity to contribute to a society where any girl can look at a billboard or magazine cover and see her own reflection. Soul has no color, no shape, no form. Just like all of your work, it goes so far beyond what the eyes can see, and you have the power to change perception, to inspire and empower and to show people how to embrace their complications and see the flaws and the true beauty and strength that’s inside all of us.”

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