Fall

Smooth Transition:
The Statement Coat

Seasonal transitions are no longer a struggle thanks to this statement coat. Brave these unpredictable weeks in style in a woven blend of wool and silk in bold, runway-approved acorn moon. Pull this on over any LBD, jeans, or even a printed dress. For extra polish, add a patent pump and pack your must-haves in a luxe haircalf Runaway Tote. Oh, and if you’re not ready to give this one up come winter, just layer a standout sweater dress underneath!

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Journey of a Dress:
Linda Li

In our latest installment of the Journey of a Dress video series Linda Li takes our favorite chain link on a trip down the Great Wall of China–and shares the special significance of the wrap dress in her life. Read on for more from Linda!

Tell us your journey of a dress wrap story
Diane celebrates the 40th anniversary of her wrap dress this year. I’m so happy she invited me to Los Angeles to the Journey of a Dress exhibition. I wore the China wrap dress on the night. I love the dress. It is unique. It is a combination of the famous wrap and the Chinese QiPao. It is beautiful. Even my husband who always complains I have too many dresses said, “You are so beautiful in this dress. I will buy you a wrap dress!”

How would you describe your personal style?
I like to dress in simple silhouette with a pop of color or pattern. Accessories are very important.

What does the wrap dress mean to you?
The wrap dress represents the confidence, freedom and independence of women. When I wear a wrap dress, I feel confident and sexy.

What is your must have item this season?
The Jewel wrap dress. I like the floral print of the dress. It has a China touch. The print is so beautiful and pops up from the black.  I will wear it at daytime, and also for parties!

Do you have any words that you live by?
Love. Like what Diane said, “Love is life!” Love is my motto. If there is love in life, nothing is a barrier.

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Bonjour, Paris!

In case you missed it, Paris fashion week has begun! As we speak, the city of light is being crisscrossed by towncars and Vespas carrying chic women from around the globe. In honor of the occasion, we’re highlighting our Paris dress, a swinging printed runway number that will take you day-to-night when paired with a timeless pump and a colorful envelope clutch. This sleeveless dress is perfect for the continent’s unseasonably warm September days—just wrap yourself in a flattering Ballerina sweater for your evening stroll along the Seine!

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Jessica’s Instapicks

For the first week of fall, the start of school year, Rosh Hashanah and the new moon in Libra: I hereby decree “No more FOMO.” You may not have been at #NYFW #LFW #MFW or #PFW, but revel in the fun the others are having and breathe a sigh of relief that you didn’t have to fly there for it (or tolerate the boring moments in between those pictures). Scroll through for my favorite Instagram picks (and pics) for this month of new beginnings.

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Bonjour, Paris!

In case you missed it, Paris fashion week has begun! As we speak, the city of light is being crisscrossed by towncars and Vespas carrying chic women from around the globe. In honor of the occasion, we’re highlighting our Paris dress, a swinging printed runway number that will take you day-to-night when paired with a timeless pump and a colorful envelope clutch. This sleeveless dress is perfect for the continent’s unseasonably warm September days—just wrap yourself in a flattering Ballerina sweater for your evening stroll along the Seine!

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Fall

Smooth Transition:
The Statement Coat

Seasonal transitions are no longer a struggle thanks to this statement coat. Brave these unpredictable weeks in style in a woven blend of wool and silk in bold, runway-approved acorn moon. Pull this on over any LBD, jeans, or even a printed dress. For extra polish, add a patent pump and pack your must-haves in a luxe haircalf Runaway Tote. Oh, and if you’re not ready to give this one up come winter, just layer a standout sweater dress underneath!

Share

Journey of a Dress:
Linda Li

In our latest installment of the Journey of a Dress video series Linda Li takes our favorite chain link on a trip down the Great Wall of China–and shares the special significance of the wrap dress in her life. Read on for more from Linda!

Tell us your journey of a dress wrap story
Diane celebrates the 40th anniversary of her wrap dress this year. I’m so happy she invited me to Los Angeles to the Journey of a Dress exhibition. I wore the China wrap dress on the night. I love the dress. It is unique. It is a combination of the famous wrap and the Chinese QiPao. It is beautiful. Even my husband who always complains I have too many dresses said, “You are so beautiful in this dress. I will buy you a wrap dress!”

How would you describe your personal style?
I like to dress in simple silhouette with a pop of color or pattern. Accessories are very important.

What does the wrap dress mean to you?
The wrap dress represents the confidence, freedom and independence of women. When I wear a wrap dress, I feel confident and sexy.

What is your must have item this season?
The Jewel wrap dress. I like the floral print of the dress. It has a China touch. The print is so beautiful and pops up from the black.  I will wear it at daytime, and also for parties!

Do you have any words that you live by?
Love. Like what Diane said, “Love is life!” Love is my motto. If there is love in life, nothing is a barrier.

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Jessica’s Instapicks

For the first week of fall, the start of school year, Rosh Hashanah and the new moon in Libra: I hereby decree “No more FOMO.” You may not have been at #NYFW #LFW #MFW or #PFW, but revel in the fun the others are having and breathe a sigh of relief that you didn’t have to fly there for it (or tolerate the boring moments in between those pictures). Scroll through for my favorite Instagram picks (and pics) for this month of new beginnings.

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Hello, sunshine:
new shops in Florida and California!

You read that right—this fall we’re expanding our presence in coastal climes. We’ll be opening our doors in Aventura, FL and Glendale, CA this October , Santa Monica, CA in November and last but not least the Grove in LA in early December.

In honor of Aventura, the first to open, we’re sharing some of our favorite spots in the Miami area. Be sure to connect with @DVFAventura on Twitter, and stay tuned for more news on our unique new West Coast shops!

The Forge – Once a favorite of Elizabeth Taylor, this spot is now a farm-to-table must. With a huge wine cellar and the ambiance of a large private home, it’s just the place for your next girls’ dinner.

Seasalt and Pepper – After a day on the water, dock at this riverfront restaurant for a feast of oysters and lobster risotto on the terrace—perfection!

Casa Tua – A longtime DVF favorite, this restaurant is hidden away in a Mediterranean villa and its lush courtyard. Between the Northern Italian classics and the elegant service, Casa Tua is always an occasion.

Nespresso – Pop into this mod coffee flagship for a pick-me-up on the go, or sit back and relax with their assortment of sweet treats.

The Living Room Bar – Whether it’s a rainy day or you just need a refresh, pop into the W South Beach for exceptional cocktails filled with exotic fruits and infusions.

The Fairchild Garden – Nature is always a source of inspiration for Diane, and this garden is perfect for a walk amongst butterflies, birds and an extraordinary collection of palms.

DVF Aventura – Stop in our new shop for all things DVF: a timeline and wrap dress army celebrating its 40th anniversary and, of course, a full selection of ready-to-wear and accessories!

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Paris Fashion Week:
Sarah’s Picks

For tips on enjoying Paris Fashion Week, we’ve turned to Diane’s niece, Sarah Halfin, who is in town for the occasion. Whether you’re looking to decompress or meet your colleagues for dinner, or if you find yourself with a date to plan, Sarah’s insider guide has a little something for everyone!

Famous footsteps: Angelina
This refined Patisserie was created in 1903. It used to welcome Proust and Coco Chanel, and is facing the beautiful Tuileries Park. I am not a big fan of sweets and deserts but I love going there for their delicious cold pea soup with goat cheese and their avocado tartare.

The lunch spot: Guen Mai
I discovered this place through one of my best friends. She is a model, so she is always taking good care of herself and everything here is homemade, super tasty, healthy and organic. Guen Mai definitely has become my canteen when I am in Paris. My favorite meal: their veggie tart with “Mue” tea.

Dinner with the girls: Blueberry
Blueberry is a charming new Japanese restaurant in Saint Germain. It has a girly feel, with paper lanterns on the ceiling. I love their original, colorful and tasty California rolls, their bouillon soup and their “fish & chips.”

Date night: Laiterie Sainte Clotilde
This small, lovely restaurant is hidden away in Saint Germain… so secret you can always have a table for dinner if you call them same day. The menu changes daily so you can be sure the food, which is simple but refined and tasty, is super fresh. I love its subdued light because it makes you look your best… in other words, it is a great place for a first date!

Chic hangout: Galignani
This English bookstore is a place to be seen, in particular during fashion week. The atmosphere is trendy and international, and they have the best selection of global fashion magazines and great books.

Celebratory dinner: Caviar Kaspia
Who does not love caviar and tarama? Do not miss their “must have”: a big potato with caviar and (even better) their amazing, light, white cream. They also have the best vodka–it is actually orange! Access to the restaurant is through their caviar store… don’t miss their beautiful mosaic wall on the way up to the restaurant.

Quick Refresh: Parc des Tuileries
To relax during fashion week: take one of many chairs which stand around the big fountains and watch the ducks swimming for 10 minutes… it works! Stress and tension go away… at least for the next hour. From there, you are 5 minutes away from the Louvre, the Orsay Museum and the famous Obelix, so you feel very Paris-connected.

Drinks with a view: Pont Alexandre III
When the weather is good, have a drink on barges located under this bridge while watching at the Seine river. The trendiest barge is called “Rosa Bonheur” which attracts young, good-looking people. Next to it, there is a truck selling the best vegan, organic tacos in Paris.

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Window Shopping:
Galeries Lafayette

Speaking of Paris, Diane is there now celebrating the launch of the Galeries Lafayette Fall “Pop’timisme” Campaign which highlights the 40th Anniversary of the wrap dress. In addition to literally painting the town in print—all along Boulevard Haussman, to be exact—Diane has joined forces with the French powerhouse to design a window featuring her favorite friends and icons. From an Alex Katz portrait of Anna Wintour to Sarah Jessica Parker as captured by Jem Mitchell, there is plenty to captivate. Like this Takashi Murakami of Diane flanked by Natalia Vodianova by François-Marie Banier and Hung Huang by Lin Xi.
If you make it past the windows, there’s a special in-store display featuring a timeline that charts the Journey of a Dress, not to mention a capsule collection of twelve iconic wrap dresses in six heritage prints, including a limited edition Amelia and 440 Mini exclusively for Galeries Lafayette. Now that’s something to celebrate.

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Coming Soon:
House of DVF

Sunday nights are about to get far more interesting. On November 2, DVF and E! will debut a new genre of television, House of DVF.  In this unique docu-series, viewers are invited into the glamorous world of DVF as eight young women learn what it takes to become a DVF Global Brand Ambassador. Watch the video for a sneak peak of the season ahead and don’t forget to tune in on Sunday, November 2 at 10pm EST. 

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Starry Night:
The Alina Dress

Bring a little brilliance to your night with the Alina fit and flare dress. Our flirtiest silhouette is back for the cooler months in a structured knit accented by metallic gold and a flattering cap sleeve. Be sure to play up the shimmer with a gold-heeled stiletto and our most festive 440 Envelope clutch… everything is a bit brighter in the Alina!

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News

Hello, sunshine:
new shops in Florida and California!

You read that right—this fall we’re expanding our presence in coastal climes. We’ll be opening our doors in Aventura, FL and Glendale, CA this October , Santa Monica, CA in November and last but not least the Grove in LA in early December.

In honor of Aventura, the first to open, we’re sharing some of our favorite spots in the Miami area. Be sure to connect with @DVFAventura on Twitter, and stay tuned for more news on our unique new West Coast shops!

The Forge – Once a favorite of Elizabeth Taylor, this spot is now a farm-to-table must. With a huge wine cellar and the ambiance of a large private home, it’s just the place for your next girls’ dinner.

Seasalt and Pepper – After a day on the water, dock at this riverfront restaurant for a feast of oysters and lobster risotto on the terrace—perfection!

Casa Tua – A longtime DVF favorite, this restaurant is hidden away in a Mediterranean villa and its lush courtyard. Between the Northern Italian classics and the elegant service, Casa Tua is always an occasion.

Nespresso – Pop into this mod coffee flagship for a pick-me-up on the go, or sit back and relax with their assortment of sweet treats.

The Living Room Bar – Whether it’s a rainy day or you just need a refresh, pop into the W South Beach for exceptional cocktails filled with exotic fruits and infusions.

The Fairchild Garden – Nature is always a source of inspiration for Diane, and this garden is perfect for a walk amongst butterflies, birds and an extraordinary collection of palms.

DVF Aventura – Stop in our new shop for all things DVF: a timeline and wrap dress army celebrating its 40th anniversary and, of course, a full selection of ready-to-wear and accessories!

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Culture

Window Shopping:
Galeries Lafayette

Speaking of Paris, Diane is there now celebrating the launch of the Galeries Lafayette Fall “Pop’timisme” Campaign which highlights the 40th Anniversary of the wrap dress. In addition to literally painting the town in print—all along Boulevard Haussman, to be exact—Diane has joined forces with the French powerhouse to design a window featuring her favorite friends and icons. From an Alex Katz portrait of Anna Wintour to Sarah Jessica Parker as captured by Jem Mitchell, there is plenty to captivate. Like this Takashi Murakami of Diane flanked by Natalia Vodianova by François-Marie Banier and Hung Huang by Lin Xi.
If you make it past the windows, there’s a special in-store display featuring a timeline that charts the Journey of a Dress, not to mention a capsule collection of twelve iconic wrap dresses in six heritage prints, including a limited edition Amelia and 440 Mini exclusively for Galeries Lafayette. Now that’s something to celebrate.

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Culture

Paris Fashion Week:
Sarah’s Picks

For tips on enjoying Paris Fashion Week, we’ve turned to Diane’s niece, Sarah Halfin, who is in town for the occasion. Whether you’re looking to decompress or meet your colleagues for dinner, or if you find yourself with a date to plan, Sarah’s insider guide has a little something for everyone!

Famous footsteps: Angelina
This refined Patisserie was created in 1903. It used to welcome Proust and Coco Chanel, and is facing the beautiful Tuileries Park. I am not a big fan of sweets and deserts but I love going there for their delicious cold pea soup with goat cheese and their avocado tartare.

The lunch spot: Guen Mai
I discovered this place through one of my best friends. She is a model, so she is always taking good care of herself and everything here is homemade, super tasty, healthy and organic. Guen Mai definitely has become my canteen when I am in Paris. My favorite meal: their veggie tart with “Mue” tea.

Dinner with the girls: Blueberry
Blueberry is a charming new Japanese restaurant in Saint Germain. It has a girly feel, with paper lanterns on the ceiling. I love their original, colorful and tasty California rolls, their bouillon soup and their “fish & chips.”

Date night: Laiterie Sainte Clotilde
This small, lovely restaurant is hidden away in Saint Germain… so secret you can always have a table for dinner if you call them same day. The menu changes daily so you can be sure the food, which is simple but refined and tasty, is super fresh. I love its subdued light because it makes you look your best… in other words, it is a great place for a first date!

Chic hangout: Galignani
This English bookstore is a place to be seen, in particular during fashion week. The atmosphere is trendy and international, and they have the best selection of global fashion magazines and great books.

Celebratory dinner: Caviar Kaspia
Who does not love caviar and tarama? Do not miss their “must have”: a big potato with caviar and (even better) their amazing, light, white cream. They also have the best vodka–it is actually orange! Access to the restaurant is through their caviar store… don’t miss their beautiful mosaic wall on the way up to the restaurant.

Quick Refresh: Parc des Tuileries
To relax during fashion week: take one of many chairs which stand around the big fountains and watch the ducks swimming for 10 minutes… it works! Stress and tension go away… at least for the next hour. From there, you are 5 minutes away from the Louvre, the Orsay Museum and the famous Obelix, so you feel very Paris-connected.

Drinks with a view: Pont Alexandre III
When the weather is good, have a drink on barges located under this bridge while watching at the Seine river. The trendiest barge is called “Rosa Bonheur” which attracts young, good-looking people. Next to it, there is a truck selling the best vegan, organic tacos in Paris.

Share

Coming Soon:
House of DVF

Sunday nights are about to get far more interesting. On November 2, DVF and E! will debut a new genre of television, House of DVF.  In this unique docu-series, viewers are invited into the glamorous world of DVF as eight young women learn what it takes to become a DVF Global Brand Ambassador. Watch the video for a sneak peak of the season ahead and don’t forget to tune in on Sunday, November 2 at 10pm EST. 

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Style

Starry Night:
The Alina Dress

Bring a little brilliance to your night with the Alina fit and flare dress. Our flirtiest silhouette is back for the cooler months in a structured knit accented by metallic gold and a flattering cap sleeve. Be sure to play up the shimmer with a gold-heeled stiletto and our most festive 440 Envelope clutch… everything is a bit brighter in the Alina!

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