Diane von Furstenberg Black Gold Asti Gown UK Size 12 ( US Size 8) RRP £609, Now £150.
Amp up the glamour in this beautiful black and gold gown by the eponymous Diane von Furstenberg design house. The constructed bodice will enhance your bust while the floor-sweeping skirt, with its metallic take on leopard print, make this a showstopper. Black tie event? This dress will easily take you there with some statement earrings and an up-do.
Materials: 62% silk, 24% rayon, 14% metallic and
71% Viscose, 24% nylon, 5% elastane
Lining: 82% polyester, 18% spandex
Dry Clean Only
Colour: Black and gold
Diane von Fürstenberg is one of the world’s most successful fashion designers. Diane von Furstenberg is a Belgian-born American fashion designer best known for her iconic wrap dress. The New York-based designer founded her company in the Seventies, developing a legendary reputation for her feminine silhouettes and innovative use of colour and print. Relaunched in 1997, Diana Von Furstenberg continues to be lauded for its pioneering collections of ready-to-wear apparel and accessories. Diane von Furstenberg skirts sculpt the female silhouette with a masterful finesse. From flippy minis to sleek midi pencil skirts, these flattering designs are absolute essentials for the modern wardrobe.
Diane von Fürstenberg was born Diane Simone Michelle Halfin on December 31, 1946, in Brussels, Belgium. One of the world’s most successful fashion designers, von Fürstenberg impressed the fashion world when she introduced her now-iconic “wrap dress” for the working woman in 1972. Once married to Austro-Italian Prince Egon von Fürstenberg, her designs have mostly appealed to middle-class women.
Diane von Fürstenberg was born Diane Simone Michelle Halfin on December 31, 1946, in Brussels, Belgium. Her well-to-do Jewish parents, Leon and Liliane Nahmias Halfin provided their daughter with a comfortable childhood. Her mother, a Nazi concentration camp survivor, imbued her with confidence and a sense of self-worth. Von Fürstenberg attended finishing schools in Switzerland, Spain, and England, and in 1965 entered the University of Madrid. In 1966, she transferred to the University of Geneva, where she met Prince Eduard Egon von Furstenberg, heir to the Fiat automobile fortune.
The couple quickly fell in love and married. Now Princess von Fürstenberg, she apprenticed with Italian textile manufacturer Angelo Ferretti. The von Fürstenbergs moved to New York City in late 1969, where Diane attempted to interest garment manufacturers in her sample designs. Working during the early months of design out of the dining room of her Park Avenue, she found inspiration in the fashion lines of Bill Blass and Kenny Lane and by Diana Vreeland.
In April 1970 von Fürstenberg showed her first collection at the Gotham Hotel in New York City. Because she had little experience in producing clothes on a large scale, von Furstenberg at first worked with major women’s clothing manufacturers, but in April 1972 she established her own manufacturing business. With the help of friend and entrepreneur Richard Conrad, and with a $30,000 loan from her father, Diane von Fürstenberg opened a Seventh Avenue showroom. Although her designs were variations on items in her initial collection, she produced a new, very popular sweater dress named “Angela,” after the black activist Angela Davis. Next came von Fürstenberg’s enormously popular wrap dress.
She and Prince Egon separated in 1975 and divorced in 1983.
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