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Long Live the Wrap Dress: A Visit From Fashion Icon Diane von Furstenberg

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There is nothing cooler than being in the presence of a woman who simply owns the room. Diane von Furstenberg is one of those people. She's dripping in success, unapologetic for it, and quite simply put…cooler at 67 than I could ever dream of being on my best of days! You don't have to be a fashionista to appreciate the absolutely fabulous DVF. She's a legend & an icon in the fashion industry but more importantly she is a cheerleader for all women. In other words she knocked our (designer) socks off!

She stopped by GDLA to tell us all about a new exhibit here in LA honoring here iconic wrap dress. "The Journey of a Dress Exhibition" celebrates 40 years of her most famous creation of all time…the wrap dress. This simple, yet genius,  design has transcended time as much as she has. And to think she was only 26 years old when she dreamed up the dress that would create a fashion empire! 

She's also extremely passionate about the DVF awards that she's created and I promised I would pass along the info. A girl is only as good as her word so check out all of the info below.

Cast your vote, bust out your wrap dress and check out the exhibit!

"The Journey of a Dress Exhibition"

DATES : January 11 - April 1, 2014

HOURS : Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 11am-5pm/Friday 11am-8pm/Saturday, Sunday 10am-7pm

ADMISSION : Free, open to all visitors

LOCATION : Wilshire May Company Building, 6067 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

PARKING : Parking is $10 and available in the Pritzker parking garage on Sixth Street, just east of Fairfax Avenue. Additional parking available in the lot at Wilshire Boulevard and Spaulding Avenue.

The DVF Awardswere designed to support and honor women who are doing extraordinary work to transform the lives of other women.  Each award recipient receives a $50,000 check to go towards their work. This is very important to her and she is so proud of the the 4 extraordinary nominees. Take a look at their stories and cast your vote through Friday, March 21st  by going to www.dvf.com/dvfawards.

This year's honorees are doing incredible work helping women in a number of areas:

  • Rachel Lloyd, GEMS (Girls Educational and Mentoring Services which  provides resources for exploited and trafficked girls)
  • Veronika Scott, The Empowerment Plan (an organization that helps prove that homeless parents have worth and are fully capable of learning and adapting to create a better future for themselves and their families).
  • Karen Earl, Jenesse Center (an organization that raises awareness of domestic violence).
  • Marlene Sanchez- Center for Young Women's Development (an organization empowering young women and girls who are in the juvenile justice system)
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