Any true fashionista would not contest that Diane von Furstenberg is the queen of wrap dresses. Her signature frock has become a staple piece in women’s wardrobes ever since they debuted in the 70′s. A versatile wrap dress can go practically anywhere – from work to a party, from the boardroom to a tropical resort. I’m particularly smitten with the chain print wrap dress in classic black & white as seen on Diane herself below.
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Can you believe Barbie is already turning 50 this year? Besides Christie Brinkley and Michelle Pfeiffer who else looks this good at 50? What better way to celebrate than showing on Valentine’s Day at Fall 09 Fashion Week in Bryant Park. Her show was divided in three parts to showcase her interpretations of classic, modern. and future Barbie. She recieved help for her looks from the likes of designers- Tommy Hilfiger, Diane Von Furstenberg, Tory Burch, Kenneth Cole, Anna Sui, and Kimora Lee Simmons. As stated in the WSJ article http://tinyurl.com/bkaty5 by Elva Ramirez-
The show was a celebration of “all things girl,” said Richard Dickson, general manager and senior vice president worldwide for Mattel, noting that it was part of an ongoing marketing campaign to strengthen Barbie’s relevance, especially against new dolls like the Bratz.
Designer Peter Som said that the real-life Barbie consumer is every woman, given that Barbie “has been an astronaut, been the president and been a rocker.” “And she’s done it all in heels, too,” he added. “It’s a can-do attitude. That’s what we need these days.”
Though most of the looks at the show could not necessarily be pulled off in the office but we loved the use of wrap dresses, pop color trenches, and pink ankle strap heels in these Workchic business causal inspired outfits below. All photos are courtesy of zimbio.com.
We would have loved to have been at this show! It is the right amount of fun everyone needed at this time in the midst of all the seriousness!
Stay tuned for Workchic’s coverage of Fall 2009 Fashion Week!