That Was My Veil: Sartorial and Cosmetic Constructions of Resilience in Divorced Women

A research exploration of fashion and resilience by MA Fashion Studies graduate Kim Jenkins

That’s a Wrap! How the End of DVF’s Marriage Marked the Beginning of Her Business

Although I was evacuated from my home this past week (I’ve since been able to return), Hurricane Sandy wasn’t able to wash away my inspiration! I was pleased to see a recent article posted by W magazine and this morning that featured an interview with fashion design icon Diane von Furstenberg stating that her legendary “wrap dress” was born out of liberation from her dissolved marriage:

“Usually the fairy tale ends with the girl marrying the prince,” said von Furstenberg. “But mine started as soon as the marriage was over.”

You can read the entire story here:


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This entry was posted on November 8, 2012 by in Dresses and tagged , , , , .
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