New York Fashion Week Review Fall 2012: Diane von Furstenberg
As president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Diane von Furstenberg is New York Fashion Week's unofficial hostess. So naturally, her front row is a who's who of the fashion and media worlds, from hubbie Barry Diller to Anderson Cooper, Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer, Oscar de la Renta, Solange Knowles, Molly Sims, Rachel Zoe and on and on.
Her fall show, dubbed "Rendez-Vous" or "a meeting with suspense and expectation," was all about glamour at a moment's notice. With her lifetime of jet-setting and brand building, that is something Von Furstenberg certainly knows about.
The designer reinterpreted her famous wrap dress as a kind of wrap jumpsuit with a plunging front. It came in several iterations, but one of the prettiest was a pink lily color, worn with a port red coat. Bright hues have been a fashion trend for a couple of seasons now, but Von Furstenberg made color theory an art form with the styling of this collection, pairing a citrus lime satin halter top with a pair of beet red trousers for example, and a cerulean blue, drapey sleeveless top tucked into a scarlet red crepe pencil skirt.
Of course, when it comes to preparing for a potential rendezvous, every woman should have a little black dress in her arsenal. And there were plenty here -- shimmering with sequins, shimmying with chain fringe, or scattered with puzzle-piece-shaped chiffon appliques. Accessories, including clutches with lip-shaped clasps, and heart-shaped minaudieres, added to the romantic intrigue.
-- Booth Moore in New York
Photos: Looks from Diane von Furstenberg's New York Fashion Week show Sunday at Lincoln Center. Credit: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images