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The wrap dress turns 40!

If you’ve been reading our little fashion blog for awhile, you’d know how much we love Diane von Furstenberg.

Imagine my delight when I found out that not only is this year the 40th anniversary of her infamous wrap dress, but the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is celebrating DVF in a big way – a free exhibit! I stopped by with a couple friends this past weekend, and there was indeed a lot to see.

The entryway is hot pink (my favorite color), with iconic moments for the wrap dress from the past 40 years. From her first advertisement to a letter from Vogue’s Diana Vreeland offering support to a still from American Hustle with Amy Adams donning the dress. This hall led into a great room that was mannequin after mannequin wearing wrap dresses in all prints and colors. Merchandised by color, it was quite a sight to see. The room was also wallpapered (and floor papered) in some of DVF’s most recognizable prints. Photo op? I think so!

In a room off of the hot pink hallway were photographs of Diane and more ads for her dresses. My favorite were the Andy Warhol prints of her – she looked so retro chic in those prints.

One of the most creative parts of the exhibit was that if you instagram any photos you chose with their # catch phrase, the museum printed out that photo for you with a commemorative border. #kewl #realphotosarein

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