Background

Diane entered into the world of fashion when she moved to USA from Europe. She established her foothold in this industry in 1974, with the introduction of the iconic wrap dress. This wrap dress became a must have and is a trend, which has stood the test of time and is till date seen as a powerful dress. She has been an inspirational figure in the world of fashion. Her 2014 book “The Woman I wanted to Be” has become a must- have book for budding designers as well as women everywhere.

Looking back at 2016

Diane has been in the industry for over 20 years. What keeps her styles relevant and fresh is the fluidity in her designing as well as how the brand adapts to changing times. This year was one of the first year’s where Diane took a back seat in her September show and Jonathan Saunders was at the helm of the company. He took a radical approach in presenting the collection . Swaying away from insta-celebrity moments presented in the February fashion show, DVF drifted to a more low-key presentation style. In the September showing , the fashion house took a ‘back to basics’ approach. Other than that, this year DVF has been leading CFDA as the president of the council helping in developing new talent.