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New York Fashion Week: Diane Von Furstenberg's goddesses

September 17, 2010 |  4:02 pm

Dvfrap What was Diane Von Furstenberg, princess of print dresses, to do in  a time when fashion is paring down and cleaning up?

Turn to simple draping and graphic designs, that's what. And it was a welcome departure from so many seasons of chiffon layers, sequins and doodads.

Dvfcu Dresses (T-shirt and wrap styles in spring's longer length) came in stark, classical Greek-inspired two-tone, "broken wave," "Greek key" and "scroll" prints (more akin to her original designs from the '70s.) It was great to see the wrap dress evolve into chic wrap jumpsuits and rompers too. 

Dvfgoddes She added some easy sportswear separates to the mix, including khaki linen cullottes, a cloud-print trench coat and a brick-red toile suit with cropped pants. The finale? Gold goddess gowns of course, to continue with the Greek theme.

-- Booth Moore in New York

Diane Von Furstenberg spring-summer 2011 runway collection photo gallery

Photos: Looks from the Diane Von Furstenberg spring-summer 2011 runway collection shown during New York Fashion Week. Credit: Jonas Gustavvson & Peter Stigter / For The Times