INSPIRATION: Metamorphosis; The essence of masculine versus feminine; The Femme Fatale
TOP LOOKS: Grey chiffon rosette bolero; heather grey wool blazer and felted wool pants; metallic tweed blazer, cream organza dress; black leather jacket and trousers with georgette tee; crystal cording black cardigan with tuxedo jacket and black jumpsuit; metallic gold lamé flower appliqué dress
ACCESSORIES: Fur hats, lace-up oxfords
WHO WAS THERE: Sophia Bush, Shenae Grimes, Fran Lebowitz, Rachel Zoe
WHAT WE THOUGHT: With the menswear trend already taking flight for fall, it's of little surprise that fashion's fearless CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) leader is right on target. In the opening notes of her programme, Diane von Furstenberg, who is always quick with a quip, decreed, "I always wanted to live a man's life in a woman's body." And so naturally, the collection began with Natalia Vodianova (who is making her presence felt on the New York catwalks as of late) in a heather grey wool felted suit, but with a chiffon rosette bolero thrown around her shoulders for good measure and a feminine twist.
The hits continued with chunky knits worn over chiffon dresses, chic black ensembles including a cropped black leather blazer with pants to match, and plenty of metallic options like striped lurex pants, sequin cardigans and more embellished jackets. As is the case with menswear, full layered looks were in effect but when the lovely Vodianova closed the show, her solitary off-the-shoulder gold lamé dress looked like a present from the designer herself.