I mentioned very briefly in my last post that I participated in a special event, and this was it. I had the privilege of being one of the models to represent Diane von Furstenberg's Pop Wrap Dress from the Andy Warhol Collection for two events. She is famous for designing the wrap dress, which is what I am wearing (very easy to wear and so comfortable!), and celebrated the 40th anniversary of the dress. Apparently, it is a pretty long lifespan for a dress design, so I applaud her for her feat. She had a huge exhibit in Los Angeles called "The Journey of a Dress," which can be viewed on the DVF website here. And coincidentally, it was Tokyo Fashion Week last week, and the DVF fashion show took place on Thursday.
For the first event, Diane and the models arrived at the Isetan (Japanese department store) in Shijuku, and we posed for a 30 minute photo session where some of the guests were able to get a photo taken with Diane and the models, and get an autograph and the photo on the spot. It was so quick, so of course we didn't get to talk to her, but I enjoyed being able to stand next to her during the event. Two days later, we did the same thing but at the DVF boutique in Ginza. This time, Diane answered questions and spoke about herself, which was really interesting to listen to. Being able to hear about her life through her own words was truly inspiring. After she met with some of the guests there, we were immediately escorted to the DVF in Barney's, which was right down the street. A short photo session, then Diane was off to New York. What a busy lady!
I only posted photos that were taken on my Canon, but I did post a few pictures from the Shinjuku event on my Instagram. What do you think of the Pop Wrap dresses? I loved the bold color combinations, and that most of them were pink :) It was such an honor for me to have been a part of this, and to have met an amazing woman that I admire. Her dream was to create something that could be a woman's best friend, and she did a very good job accomplishing just that with the wrap dress.
p.s. Thank you to kimonosnack for linking this post on her blog :)