Posts tagged with: Yvan Mispelaere (4 results)


The Conversationalists

Sunday night, the studio was abuzz as Diane and Gwyneth Paltrow co-hosted a soiree for Amanda de Cadenet,  co-producer and host of The Conversation, a new television show on Lifetime that has everyone talking.

Diane, who has never been one for small talk, agreed to an interview with de Cadenet and the two became fast friends. “I like intimacy,” says Diane. “The show has such an honest approach. I just loved everything about the idea, so I emailed Amanda and said, ‘I want to throw you a party.’”

Thus the very chic precession of celebs—including Diane Kruger, Rashida Jones, Malin Akerman, Coco Rocha, Tina Brown, Rita Wilson, and Arianna Huffington—ascending the staircase to the studio’s fifth floor where they were met with strawberry Caipiroskas and twilight views of Manhattan’s Meatpacking District.

Guest of honor Amanda de Cadenet looked like someone you’d want to tell your secrets to in head-to-toe DVF, while her friend Gwyneth Paltrow perfected the peek-a-boo trend in a little black dress from our Fall Collection.

From the fashion set, our own Yvan Mispelaere, Giovanna Battaglia, Donna Karan, Christian Louboutin, Prabal Gurung and Amber Valetta stayed on topic.

Diane kicked-off the congratulatory toasts, while Paltrow, Huffington, and Wilson followed suit. And as the evening continued with a hum of heartfelt chatter, it was clear this was a crowd more than practiced in the art of The Conversation.


American Legends

Our Fall 2011 Collection has launched in-store and at to rave reviews! This season is all about American Legends. From Millicent Rogers to Gloria Vanderbilt, our latest collection celebrates all of the extraordinary women in this country– those who have pushed boundaries and forged new frontiers, in their life, in their work, and beyond. These are pieces with a bit of Go West panache fit for a pioneer. From strong, inspired prints, to the must-have tunic silhouette and the stand-out suede fringe Penn boot,  this collection is for the fearless, confident woman who knows who she is and who she wants to be.

In the words of Diane and Yvan, the collection was designed for “muses and artists…travelers and settlers…” It’s for curators and creators, intent on making their life their own.

So, go ahead, be the woman you want to be!


New Dawn

“You put the intention in the universe and things happen and that’s what we have done,” said DVF this morning as she and Creative Director Yvan Mispelaere discussed the Spring 2012 Collection, debuted Sunday at Lincoln Center.  Still radiant in bright purple after many late nights leading up to the show, she couldn’t have been happier with the outcome. “Yesterday was the real integration of Yvan and the brand,” she continued, “The collection is practical and effortless and that is what we stand for.”

The show itself was a star-studded affair, with Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, Rachel Zoe, Susan Sarandon in DVF, Fran Lebowitz, Tina Brown and Poppy Delevigne looking on as the first model emerged, a vision of white in a crisp cotton shirt wrap dress; a clean slate on which to draw Beginnings.  What followed was an homage to renewal and hope, with fresh white giving way to dusty neutrals and stony grays punctuated by vibrant pastels that intensified into deep violet, indigo blue, blood orange and painterly prints as the show progressed, all culminating in a luminescent blur of sheer sequins for evening. “The light appears and everything changes,” said DVF and Yvan.

Post-show, the DVF team celebrated at Indochine, where guests sipped mojitos and listened to impromptu remarks from dinner guest Mayor Bloomberg. DVF was honored to have Bloomberg join on such a momentous day in New York’s history.

“It’s important to remember,” said DVF, who handed out American flags in honor of the tenth anniversary of September 11th as she and Yvan took their bow.  A donation was also made in the name of each show attendee to the September 11th Families’ Association.


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