NEW YORK -- Diane von Furstenberg, the grande dame of American style, celebrated the 40th anniversary of the wrap dress Sunday afternoon with a runway show at Spring Studios overlooking the dramatic Manhattan cityscape.
For a soundtrack, the band St. Vincent performed live. The starry crowd included Bella Thorne, looking very "American Hustle" in a brown suede wrap dress, AnnaSophia Robb, Olivia Palermo, Coco Rocha and many others.
The first look in the show was a wrap dress, in a gorgeous gold "love knot" jacquard. The gold standard was a theme that ran through the entire collection, including the finale, a parade of gold wrap dresses. After Von Furstenberg did a lap around the runway, taking her trademark walking bow, she hit the stage with her golden bouquet of models behind her, and confetti rained down.
The look: Boho in the city.
The inspiration: Free spirits in dancing skirts and ballerina sweaters, the garment that actually inspired the wrap dress all those years ago. The Ballets Russes.