Gypsy Princess: Spring 2013

September 10, 2012

It’s the day after our Spring 2013 Collection, Palazzo, hit the runway, and we’re finally catching our breath. Yesterday passed by in a blur of silver balls and rusty silks, a foreign affair of exotic adventure that has us feeling a little wanderlust ourselves.

Under a shimmering sky of mirrored lips, front-row revelers Oscar de la Renta, Valentino, and a DVF-clad Sarah Jessica Parker joined us on our journey from Rome to Marrakesh to Jaipur and beyond. Think tunics over skinny silk faille trousers, a caravan of flowing caftans in terracotta and lilac, turquoise sequins, arabesque inspired color-blocking and necklines cut like Moroccan tile. Pedestal platforms and mosaic lines evoked the architectural marvels that our jet set princess might encounter on her travels. And while two-piece ensembles dominated the day, there were plenty of gowns fit for desert royalty.

Feast your eyes on the full collection here.

Bold, ornamental earrings seemed to shine from a far away land, but Google’s new Glass technology debuted straight from the future. The models, Diane, Yvan, and Google co-founder, Sergey Brin, all wore Glass backstage and down the runway, capturing the moment from all angles. Their one-of-a-kind experiences of the show will debut in a short film, “DVF Through Glass,” to be posted on our Google+ page on Thursday…!

Diane looked every part the glamorous nomad herself, in a venturesome black and white dress and a pair of silver ball-bedecked sandals, as she took to the runway with Yvan. The two took a triumphant bow with Brin in a truly Geek Chic moment.

Our adventure didn’t end there. Post-show, it was off to Indochine for a special DVF-hosted dinner in honor of the collection. Rachel Zoe, Carine Roitfeld, Seth Meyers and veteran blogger Susie Bubble looked on as DJ Harley Viera-Newton, decked out in a fuchsia DVF suit, spun tunes. Academy-Award nominee Hailee Steinfeld arrived, looking fresh and fun in one of our ice blue sequined shifts. As the after party took off, the soulful Lianne La Havas strummed out a few songs on her guitar while Diane and Yvan chatted with guest Michael Bloomberg: a perfectly eclectic ending to a day that was all over the map.


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