Last Tuesday, I finally had the opportunity to trek down to LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) and experience the Diane Von Furstenberg: Journey of a Dress exhibit. The exhibit celebrates the 40th anniversary of DVF’s iconic wrap dress. Located in the former May Company Department store, the exhibit features photos, magazine spreads, movie stills, DVF inspired artwork, and 200 mannequins decked out in, of course, wrap dresses. The designs ranged from 1974 to present day and came in all styles and prints, from casual jersey dresses to red carpet worthy gowns covered in sequins. One thing that really struck me was how timeless all of her pieces are. Pieces that were designed only a couple years ago I would’ve thought were from the 70’s, and some of her first dresses from 40 years ago looked as if they could’ve come out this year.
Obviously Diane’s designs are the centerpiece of this exhibit, but I really enjoyed the art as well, especially Andy Warhol’s portraits. If you love fashion and art, you can’t miss this exhibit. In my opinion, the only thing that could’ve improved the overall experience would be getting to actually try a couple dresses on. Oh well. If you do pay a visit to this exhibit, be sure to take a picture in front of one of the fun, graphic printed walls, post it on instagram, and hashtag #journeyofadress. The lovely girls in the gift shop will be happy to print a copy for you.
Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for reading! xo