Iconic fashion designer Diane von Fürstenberg travelled to Washington for a special runway presentation of her Fall 2013 collection hosted by Saks Fifth Avenue and Capitol File Magazine.
CHEVY CHASE --
Iconic fashion designer Diane von Fürstenberg
might technically no longer be a princess, but Washingtonians happily treated her like royalty on Wednesday night, as Saks Fifth Avenue
and Capitol File Magazine
teamed-up for an exclusive and philanthropic fashion event.
Billed as a fun celebration of the designer's Fall 2013 collection, the early evening gathering drew a crowd of some two hundred lucky invitees and served a higher charitable purpose in raising funds for the women's leadership organization known as Vital Voices
von Fürstenberg sits on the board of the venerable non-governmental organization (NGO) and 10% of the sales generated during yesterday's after party, hosted on the lower level of Saks' Chevy Chase flagship store, went directly towards helping Vital Voices fulfill its mission to 'identify, invest in and bring visibility to extraordinary women around the world.'
One thing that will have no problem attracting visibility, of course, is the Fall 2013 collection itself. It first made its debut during New York Fashion Week this year and was completely spearheaded by von Fürstenberg herself, sans the traditional help of another creative director.
The so-called 'Glam Rock' collection is packed full of dizzying prints, metallic jumpsuits, and, naturally, her signature wrap dresses. Chiffon blouses and leather jackets share equal billing time, with the totality of the presentation designed for the 'party girl' of today, who might be at a cocktail party one moment and a rock concert the next.
The night's program closed with the phrase: "She is the rock star and the muse of her own life; her clothes are her friends...life is a party."
And, for one night at least, a rather good one at that.