For her Fall 2011 ready-to-wear collection, Diane von Furstenberg channeled the grace and artistry of “American Legends”—including icons such as Millicent Roberts and Gloria Vanderbilt—as the collection’s muses. In true DVF style, the cosmopolitan inspiration fused with a motley assortment of prints to make this a distinctly New York collection.
Though the collection is clearly a homage to fashion’s past, this line’s chic silhouette and air of sophistication evoke a sense of timelessness. American legends, such as Audrey Hepburn, quickly come to mind when viewing the outfit, from the collection, to the left. The look screams of Audrey Hepburn walking along the city streets in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, but it just as easily could have been born from seventies feminist movement, or from today’s twenty-first century. The look breaks down barriers not just of time, but also of space; though the collection is American-inspired, many sleek French and European influences are visibly ribboned through the line.
Diane aligns geometry and glamour in the collection with a breezy precision that any protractor, compass, or ruler would envy. The look’s graphic black-and-white pattern is overlaid with a shimmering gold and a subtle punch of red, pulling the style together with effortless polish.
To mirror this vintage-chic look, focus on the geometric prints and a careful attention to color. Your chicness will endure for eras to come.
To get this look:
1. Top, $34.95, H&M, http://www.hm.com/us/product/97000?article=97000-B
2. ‘Marlo’ Sunglasses, $24, A.J. Morgan, http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/a-j-morgan-marlo-sunglasses/3212110?cm_cat=datafeed&cm_ite=a.j._morgan_%27marlo%27_sunglasses:383718&cm_pla=eyewear:women:sunglasses&cm_ven=Linkshare&siteId=Hy3bqNL2jtQ-Le7NZCdm5v52ve0bnJJSMw
3. ‘Navy Woven Front Spot Tee,’ $19, Dorothy Perkins, http://www.dorothyperkins.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=33053&storeId=12552&productId=2646643&langId=-1&cmpId=&viewAllFlag=false&sort_field=Relevance&beginIndex=1&pageSize=20&categoryId=208671&parent_categoryId=208600&cmpid=awin&_$ja=tsid:19886|prd:92295
4. ‘Strip and Geometric Pattern Leggings,’ $42, Othermix, http://www.yesstyle.com/en/info.html/pid.1024449920
5. ‘Yes V Shoe in Red,’ $24.95, Karma Loop, http://www.karmaloop.com/product/201167?VendorCode=SBT&siteID=Hy3bqNL2jtQ-q39t6egNDLOJEGRsDFd1ng
6. ‘Button Tab Ponte Skirt,’ $12.80, Forever 21 http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=btms_skirts&ProductID=2074201050&VariantID=
7. ‘Polka Dot Mini Chain Bag,’ $29, Monsoon http://www.monsoon.co.uk/polka-dot-mini-chain-bag/invt/98971803/
8. ‘Wooden Geometric Earrings-Black,’ $34, Hannah Zakari http://www.hannahzakari.co.uk/products/wooden_geometric_earrings_black
9. ‘Metallic Geo Knit Snood’ Scarf, $35.94, ASOS, http://us.asos.com/ASOS%20Metallic%20Geo%20Knit%20Snood/x3ls2/?iid=1805977&MID=35719&affid=2135&siteID=Hy3bqNL2jtQ-PGR2VG.1Js1.ikUSD6tSuw&mporgp=L2NvdW50cnlpZC8yL0FTT1MvQVNPUy1NZXRhbGxpYy1HZW8tS25pdC1Tbm9vZC9Qcm9kLw
10. ‘Daytrip Embossed Ring,’ $6, Buckle http://www.buckle.com/daytrip-embossed-ring/prd-44555R89666/sku-9930307000;jsessionid=ThtQT3MdQTJV2J1kQ82n17JJt15xkp0L55R2Z7TQR4MwSl9rZs5J!1619378158!-1824104536