Forget the DVF sample sale mayhem that's going on right now, I got the opportunity to meet Diane Von Furstenberg herself this Wednesday at her daughter-in-law Alexandra's unveiling of her new modern furniture line at the DVF store on west 14th. I probably, no, definitely would have not even heard of this event if it weren't for my fabulous designer friend Keith Lissner, and was blow away with the rest of the intimate crowd. Keith has saved me more than once when I've been having a fashion disaster, and Wednesday night, he facilitated the meet and greet of me and one of the most powerful women in fashion. God has blessed me with great friends... GO here to see more photos from this evening.
I also got a chance to talk to Alexandra von Furstenberg, who, since 25 has helped her (ex) mother-in-law turn the 70's wrap dress into a cultural phenomenon. One third of the famous "Miller" sisters, she was gracious as ever as see told Keith and I how her personal style is showcased in all of her furniture The large dinning table being a favorite of mine-the most expensive piece she laughed (just like me to pick). From NY Times Mag:
Her tables are made to order, signed and stamped with her logo, which is shaped like a lipstick moue on a napkin. She likes plastic because its minimalism keeps you on your toes when decorating: "It's harder to present a home with less in it." Clutter is easy, said Ms. Von Furstenberg, whose own house is slicked from floor to ceiling with white lacquer paint, white patent leather and white porcelain tiles. "My kitchen looks like an ice skating rink," she said.
There are six designs, ranging from $7,000 to $60,000. Trillion is sold in pairs for $11,000. By appointment at Alexandra Von Furstenberg, 9001 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, Calif., (310) 777-0253; or at alexandravonfurstenberg.com.