Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2013 Collection

Posted on February 19, 2013

If there’s any designer who has the right to plumb the depths of Studio 54 for inspiration, it’s Diane von Furstenberg, who spent many a night in the famous disco herself, back in the day. For this collection, entitled, “Effortless Glamour”, DVF returned to the disco life she knows so well and offered up retro glam, pseudo-Donna Summer looks with distinctly modern touches and DVF signatures, like color-blocking, vibrant prints, sassy pants, and of course, the ever-present wrap dress.




[Photo Credit: Gettty]

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  • EverybodysStarling

    Bow to the queen. 

    • bd73

      and kiss her glittering heels. ::swoon::

    • KrateBay

      I too adores the queen. I bought DVF bedding a few months ago, and I swoon every day when I look at. (Unfortunately because it’s so beautiful I had to buy the matching DVF throw pillows — I just spent $300 smackers on a pillow! Is that crazy or what? But it looks so good and completes the look.) I’m a lumpy middle-aged lady, and after the bedding experience, I tried on a DVF dress at Nordstrom. It made me look sexy and hot. It was size 10. I immediately bought it. Now, I revere anything with her name on it, including this post.

  • RebeccaKW

    Usually, I look at these and can only pick out  a few things I really like.  This?  ALL OF IT.

    •  Seriously. That was my era, and if I still had that slender build I
      would wear every single piece. As it is, much of it would still work.
      Love, love, love it. 

    •  I KNOW! Right?!?!  I love that first gal with the short hair.  But all of this is great – it looks youthful AND classic, at the same time.  It’s not overdesigned.  Just perfect.  This is what Micheal Kors should have done.

  • stubbornthoughts

    Damn. This should be my closet. I want to retire all my cardigans and opt for these jackets, asap.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Loving the colors in the first three rows — Yummy!

    • snarkmeister

      Me too.  In fact, I’d like to own the first three rows outright. (Except for that hiddy velvet pantsuit.  WTF?)

  • MoHub

    DVF rules. Absolutely.

  • Susan Collier


  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    Miss DVF still got it going on! Fabulous collection, brava!

    • Alyssa

      I totally agree! Beautiful collection…I’ll take anything she wants to send me, lol!

  • Pants_are_a_must

    The models obviously love most of it. They’re breaking the “DO NOT SMILE EVER!!!!” runway taboo left and right.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      I was just thinking the same thing — these models look so happy!!!  Either they really like the collection or someone gave them a cookie before they went on.

    • PaulRin

      The smiles were definitely an order from the designer herself. Usually, models have to keep a stoic face because the designers want all the focus to be on the clothes, not what top model is wearing the outfit. Well, there are exceptions such as Karlie Kloss who does her usual “yes bitch, I’m just fab” smirk all the times. 

  • n a

    Love her stuff… So wearable and yet still so stylish

  • This was a nice dose of fabulous to prepare me for the rest of the afternoon. Thanks DVF!

  • f_yeah_marie

    I love it.

  • Great collexion! 

  • libraangel

    I get it – but I don’t get it.

  • gabbilevy

    So much fun, but unfortunately, most of these shapes and patterns would look terrible on me. You ladies have at it, I’ll enjoy vicariously.

  • Love, love, love it.

  • l_c_ann

    Too many sternums that look like the undersides of fryer chickens.

    Love the complex belts and that black wrap dress at the center of it all.

    • barbarienne

       Dunno about the fryer chickens, but that’s a lot of keyhole blouses. Didn’t DVF talk about how women want to be able to wear bras? Or am I confusing her with another designer guest-judge on PR several seasons back?

      Perhaps the ready-to-wear versions will be more bra-friendly.

      • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

        I think that was Joanna Coles — she was always concerned about being able to wear a bra.

  • editrixie

    Oh, wow, that blue halter dress up top — that’s serving up some ’70s realness, and I want it.

  • MrsMaxPower

    Love the clothes, love the shoes, love that she embraces diversity in her models.

  • barbarienne

    So very not to my taste. Row 3, right, is the only thing here that I would wear. (An enthusiastic wearing, I should note.) There are a few other things I like (row 4, center–that jacket; row 6 in general), but yeah, not rocking my world.

    I’ll say this, though: she’s not following the baroque/deco/medieval trend. This is definitely inspired by looks from less than 50 years ago.

  • Deedles


  • Stacey Moriarty

    Burn baby burn…and I mean that in a good way.

  • I want EVERYTHING in the bright jewel tones!

  • Annabelle Archer

    It’s like a time warp – in the very best possible way. 

  • IMNAngryLiberal

    I WANT that first dress in the second row … too back I blew all my pin money on that Modernist Cuisine cookbook…sigh…

  • love to she all the girsl smiling! 

  • MilaXX

    Not feeling that velvet suit, but the rest of this collection? LOVE

  • sweet_potato

    I love practically everything. The woman is a master. The models even seem to like it.

  • mjude

    a bow to dvf.  love her & the collection

  • mhleta

    It’s all so Meta! Fashion and design in the 70s referenced the 40s which referenced the 20s Art Deco movement (see Erte), and here’s DVF referencing herself referencing those things and herself across the millenia. When you’ve been at it so long you can reference yourself four decades back and still make it relevant? That, my friends, is longevity. (And that first model is exquisite!)

  • formerlyAnon

    I have to see more of these. I like a lot of ’70s looks, I usually love DVF, but somehow these photos are mostly not doing much for me. Except the first from which the thumbnail is taken, the velvet slacks (not the top) in the 2nd row and the red top in the right photo of the 3rd row.

    There is a disconnect going on, and I don’t know if it’s because I am not connecting with the colors or the prints, or I generally think a keyhole neckline is something to be overcome, or just that I’m not seeing them in motion.

    Because I refuse to believe that DVF has put out a heavily ’70s influenced line that is leaving me cold. That does not compute.

  • DeTrop

    I really like this collection.  You wear any one of these outfits and you feel special.

  • Zippypie

    I’m sure the garments are crafted wonderfully and they look like they flow and fit but the prints are absolutely not my cup of tea.  I’ve always been of the opinion that the 70s should be mostly forgotten fashion-wise. 🙂

  • Crystal


  • kimmeister

    I never would have thought that burgundy and hot pink would look good together.  Schooled!

  • j_anson

    I like. Which is not something I ever thought I’d say about a disco/70s-inspired collection.

  • StellaZafella

    Wow. Leave it to DVF to harvest the good side of the 70’s fashion fiasco. If I were half my current age, I’d be wearing everything here with legs in it…come to think of it, I did!

  • filmcricket


  • You know, if we’ve got to revisit the 70’s (and it would appear we must) this is the way to do it.

  • I’ll take every look with that wide leather belt and the two gorgeous color blocked items in column one.

  • quiltrx

    A lot of colors here not everyone can wear (me, for instance)…but the designs are great.

    I would take one of each from the 6th row, though.

  • BrooklynBomber

    LOVE (except 2nd row from bottom). 

  • Sarah Thomas

    Serious question; are models given direction over what faces they should make when they do a runway show? Because these are the smiliest models I think I’ve ever seen.

    • boweryboy

      If I’m not mistaken I believe so.

  • boweryboy

    Meh.  It’s not as vibrant and exciting as I usually expect from DVF. 

  • I can’t see the clothing, the lipstick is too bright.

  • mmc2315

    I wouldn’t/couldn’t wear any of it, but I’ll admit, this is the first Fall 2013 collection I’ve seen that has made me smile.  

  • jack mackenna

    the stylized leopard print is delish~

  • Deb Oswald

    HOLY Moly!  LOOOVE these!  That blue dress 2nd row, middle- sigh…..

  • Vanja

    The vibrant prints are gorgeous, especially the first red one. 

  • I know what Kat Dennings will be taking to the runway this year!

  • maggiemaybe

    Just dreamy. I can hear Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band playing “Cherchez la Femme” in the background…

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    Bow down to THE QUEEN!!!  This is all just start-to-finish FABULOUS!

  • Lilak

    Oh DVF, you doll, you!  (And you even got Delevingne to smile one time – hey!)

  • Judi Townsend

    LOVE 90% of what I see here. And I love the ethnic diversity of the models. And she is one of the few designers who make dresses in size 14!

  • Florence Welch! Hie thee to DVF, wench!