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(Faux) Wrap of the Moment:
The DVF Savannah

We’re the first to say a wrap dress can go anywhere. Diane, for example, famously wore the little dress to the couture shows in Paris (when the sun came out, she responded by rolling up the sleeves and letting the skirt fall away). We must, however, acknowledge that there are just a few places where this freeing style can be a bit… tricky. Approaching a helicopter, for example, is risky, as is giving a speech outdoors on a windy day. So for these sort of settings, we have the Savannah dress. This faux wrap style preserves the collar, cuffs and fitted crossover front of a true wrap, with a closed skirt and side zip for a windproof look. That said, it’s so striking in this new leopard print that you may end up wearing it everywhere–even indoors.

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Jessica Joffe’s Fourth of July Picks

Whether you’re American, Australian, French, Russian, Icelandic or Cuban (and that’s just a smattering of countries who pledge allegiance to the red, white and blue) this particular tricolore salad may tug at your patriotic heartstrings. And that’s quite aside from how perfectly these three colors go together. I can personally attest to this: between my hair, my eyes and my ghostly pallor, it is incredibly wearable (or unavoidable). Added bonus: worn à trois it will also ensure that no one will be able to guess whether you’ve committed to one or the other political party until you’re safely inside the voting booth next fall.

But put all thoughts of elections aside for a moment and think about this lovely weekend just around the bend, and how many clambakes, boule tournaments and sunset cocktails you won’t have to plan for if you just follow my advice below. Friday night all you need to think about is whether you want to wear this denim and lace wrap dress with shoes or without. I’d vote to save them for another outfit, and wear a set of golden bracelets instead, as the dress needs no extra help. And when you decide to jump straight from deck into the ocean for a midnight skinny dip it comes off in a cinch. Thankfully, you can sleep in and wake up just in time for a spot of pétanque, which you’re naturally going to win. A pair of white shorts, a loose tented red shirt (my favorite silhouette of the season), a touch of festive fringe for good luck and you’re set. Bask in your glory all afternoon in nothing but a bikini and a pair of DVF sunnies, and head back to shore for a clambake in our navy knit shirt dress and caramel platform sandals. Another added bonus: you’ll never find the melted butter stains on this print, so don’t bother with a bib and enjoy the balmy evening.

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Flashback Friday:
Roman Holiday

To kick off this holiday weekend, we’re flashing back to 1971 with a photo of Diane on holiday in Rome. She was a newlywed, a new mother, and running a brand new business, too. Three years later she would debut a little wrap dress that would change her life forever… Life is a journey. Enjoy the ride!

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Ciao, Bella:
The New Sheath Dress

The classic jersey sheath dress gets a summer makeover on the Bella. Well, we should say makeovers, but we’ll get to that! This particular Bella, a DVF exclusive, brings the boldest print of the Pre-Fall season to this crossover, tie-front style that feels so comfortable, yet looks fearless and modern with on-trend accessories like this essential mule and fringe bag. Prefer a petite print? Try this Bella instead. Or make a solid statement in this raspberry silk version. Can’t get enough? There’s always the edgy leather-and-jersey Bella, a favorite of Natalie Joos, to round out your collection.

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(Faux) Wrap of the Moment:
The DVF Savannah

We’re the first to say a wrap dress can go anywhere. Diane, for example, famously wore the little dress to the couture shows in Paris (when the sun came out, she responded by rolling up the sleeves and letting the skirt fall away). We must, however, acknowledge that there are just a few places where this freeing style can be a bit… tricky. Approaching a helicopter, for example, is risky, as is giving a speech outdoors on a windy day. So for these sort of settings, we have the Savannah dress. This faux wrap style preserves the collar, cuffs and fitted crossover front of a true wrap, with a closed skirt and side zip for a windproof look. That said, it’s so striking in this new leopard print that you may end up wearing it everywhere–even indoors.

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Love Diane

Flashback Friday:
Roman Holiday

To kick off this holiday weekend, we’re flashing back to 1971 with a photo of Diane on holiday in Rome. She was a newlywed, a new mother, and running a brand new business, too. Three years later she would debut a little wrap dress that would change her life forever… Life is a journey. Enjoy the ride!

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Highlights

Jessica Joffe’s Fourth of July Picks

Whether you’re American, Australian, French, Russian, Icelandic or Cuban (and that’s just a smattering of countries who pledge allegiance to the red, white and blue) this particular tricolore salad may tug at your patriotic heartstrings. And that’s quite aside from how perfectly these three colors go together. I can personally attest to this: between my hair, my eyes and my ghostly pallor, it is incredibly wearable (or unavoidable). Added bonus: worn à trois it will also ensure that no one will be able to guess whether you’ve committed to one or the other political party until you’re safely inside the voting booth next fall.

But put all thoughts of elections aside for a moment and think about this lovely weekend just around the bend, and how many clambakes, boule tournaments and sunset cocktails you won’t have to plan for if you just follow my advice below. Friday night all you need to think about is whether you want to wear this denim and lace wrap dress with shoes or without. I’d vote to save them for another outfit, and wear a set of golden bracelets instead, as the dress needs no extra help. And when you decide to jump straight from deck into the ocean for a midnight skinny dip it comes off in a cinch. Thankfully, you can sleep in and wake up just in time for a spot of pétanque, which you’re naturally going to win. A pair of white shorts, a loose tented red shirt (my favorite silhouette of the season), a touch of festive fringe for good luck and you’re set. Bask in your glory all afternoon in nothing but a bikini and a pair of DVF sunnies, and head back to shore for a clambake in our navy knit shirt dress and caramel platform sandals. Another added bonus: you’ll never find the melted butter stains on this print, so don’t bother with a bib and enjoy the balmy evening.

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Ciao, Bella:
The New Sheath Dress

The classic jersey sheath dress gets a summer makeover on the Bella. Well, we should say makeovers, but we’ll get to that! This particular Bella, a DVF exclusive, brings the boldest print of the Pre-Fall season to this crossover, tie-front style that feels so comfortable, yet looks fearless and modern with on-trend accessories like this essential mule and fringe bag. Prefer a petite print? Try this Bella instead. Or make a solid statement in this raspberry silk version. Can’t get enough? There’s always the edgy leather-and-jersey Bella, a favorite of Natalie Joos, to round out your collection.

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Take the Heat:
The Layla in Rose

We’re putting the spotlight back on the Layla dress. We’ve already shared how to wear this feminine, breezy style to summer weddings, but with things really heating up in New York, we’ve been turning to it for days in the office and weekends alike. One of Diane’s favorite silhouettes, the Layla is a must-have in this ombré floral, which gets a casual twist with an of-the-moment fringe bag and a wooden platform heel. Light and loose, you can’t get much cooler than the Layla dress.

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Shine On:
The Eugenia Embellished Dress

There’s so much to celebrate—especially in the carefree summer months—so we’re matching our look to our mood with these brilliant evening options. For one, our powerstone minaudière now comes in a dazzling caviar leather that will punctuate any outfit, all season long. Next, we’ve found the perfect gold heel that’s just made for dancing. Last, but certainly not least, we’re loving this Eugenia dress, which packs shimmering silk and embellished details into one very mini silhouette. Whatever you’re celebrating, shine on!

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Flashback Friday:
Laid Back Style

1982: Diane lounging on the terrace outside the barn-turned-studio at Cloudwalk, her Connecticut home. Have a relaxing, refreshing weekend!

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Travels to my Elephant:
The DVF Rickshaw

We are proud to share our participation in Travels to my Elephant, a rickshaw race and auction raising funds for the endangered Asian elephant. If you’ve been in London this summer, you may have noticed the colorful fleet of rickshaws touring around town—including Flora Fauna, our cheetah floral-printed design. At the end of the month, TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will be hosting an auction of the designer rickshaws, so read more about efforts to save the Asian elephant, visit Flora Fauna (currently at Chiltern Firehouse), and get ready to place your bid!

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