Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Diane's Foreign Affair

Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 will be an interesting affair for Diane von Furstenberg, more appropriately titled, "Foreign Affair" is the theme behind her most recent collection. "SHE always knew she would find her way through the rain drops...the mystery, the unknown, the infinite possibilities of a foreign affair," says Diane in the commentary for the shows notes. Her most recent collection dazzled the likes of Susan Sarandon, Rachel Zoe, Charlie Rose, Fran Lebowitz, LapoElkann, and others that attended the shoe in Bryant Park.

Foreign Affair is set in several locales that include Berlin, Shanghai and New York. Furstenberg, channeled the mood of each locale through her heroine's clothing utilized belted wool coats, vests and sweaters over elegantly cut dresses and trousers, for a winning boy-meets-girl mix in Berlin. As the locations fluidly changed to Shanghai, the prints got bolder and the silhouettes slimmer. Finally, our story ended in Manhattan with glittery Deco-inspired cocktail frocks, chiffon shirtdresses and work-worthy ensembles for the woman on the go that's independent and fun-loving.

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