Diane von Furstenberg’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection, titled “Oasis” (as in the concept, not the band) was inspired by an unending source of happiness and serenity. “I wanted to create a sense of joie de vivre in a world that is not so pleasant today. So that’s what the collection is. What you will find is clean, beautiful, joyful, and hopeful,” she explained to us in an exclusive interview prior to today’s show.
It should come as no surprise then, that the collection consisted of flirty party skirts, zebra jumpsuits, safari-inspired linens, t-shirt dresses, and silk gowns that flowed with the same ease for which the collection is named. Dresses with rope detailing and knotted grommets, and a pair of tiny shimmering gold shorts rounded out Furstenberg’s frolicsome message.
However, what may come as a surprise is that the fashion show felt like a gigantic party – a far cry from your typical uptight fashion exhibition. In the front row, stars from all corners of the universe (from the legendary Barbara Walters to the rock-n-roll icon Anthony Ketis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers) swayed to the sound of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky.” The big names sitting front row were not to be outdone by the big names that hit the runway, including Jourdan Dunn, Joan Smalls, Karlie Kloss, and Karen Elson. And Furstenberg’s final party trick? Naomi Campbell closed the show in a black and gold embroidered dress, leaving members of the audience thinking they had gotten lucky indeed.
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