Designer Diane von Furstenberg American

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Diane von Furstenberg introduced her popular version of the wrap dress in 1974, dispelling the notion that a dress is a fussy or constricting garment at odds with the lifestyle of an active professional woman. Composed of supple jersey in striking prints, the dress wrapped easily around the bodyand secured with a self-fabric tie. The simple cut freed the wearer from restrictive seaming or fastenings and ensured a body-conforming fit on a range of individuals. Fashion journalist Carrie Donovan, writing in 1977, credited Von Furstenberg with the "renaissance of the dress."

Dress, Diane von Furstenberg (American, born Brussels, 1946), cotton, American

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