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New York Fashion Week: Diane Von Furstenberg's globe-trotting gypsy looks

September 14, 2009 | 10:27 am
Dvf shift dress Diane Von Furstenberg has a lock on the globe-trotting gypsy look, which she returned to in earnest for spring. "Queen of the Desert" was how she described the collection grounded, as always, in dresses. This time, they were largely sheaths in sunset-colored mosaic and palm tree prints.

There was a crafty feel to many pieces, including a chubby jacket in cream shredded chiffon that almost looked like feathers, a long, black macrame jacket, and a shift dress trimmed in gold coins. The mood was accentuated by woven bangles and rainbow metallic basket weave leather hobo bags.

But beneath the tribal drumbeat, there were lots of wearable pieces, including silk anoraks in brown or burnt orange, gently gathered at the back, that could represent the evolution of fall's boyfriend jacket: easy, chiffon jodhpur pants: and a gold spangled black chiffon vest that could update any old thing.

-- Booth Moore

Photos: Diane Von Furstenberg Spring / Summer 2010

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