Published: May 12, 2010
Photo by Roger Prigent, circa 1970.
SAVANNAH, Ga. — SCAD Savannah marks the third installation of Diane von Furstenberg's "Journey of a Dress," which debuted as a larger exhibition in Moscow during October 2009 and is currently on view in São Paulo. The exhibition celebrates the extraordinary career and journey of a woman who gave the world the uniform of the 1970s and continues to dress generations of women around the world today. The timelessness of her clothes is displayed with examples from her personal archives including looks from the 1970s to present-day collections and original wrap dresses.
Her legacy is further revealed through the eyes of some of the most prominent artists of the 20th century, including Andy Warhol, Francesco Clemente, François-Marie Banier and Anh Duong as well as photographers like Helmut Newton, Terry Richardson, Francesco Scavullo, among others. Curated by André Leon Talley, Vogue contributing editor and judge on America's Next Top Model, the exhibition offers viewers a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of Diane von Furstenberg.
SCAD will also honor von Furstenberg at the university's annual fashion show
Saturday, May 15, 8 p.m. at Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. SCAD President Paula Wallace and Talley will present von Furstenberg with Talley’s namesake Lifetime Achievement Award.
Renowned for her iconic wrap dress and signature prints, von Furstenberg has grown her company into the global luxury lifestyle brand it is today. Headquartered in New York City, DVF now includes a complete collection of ready-to-wear clothing, accessories, fine jewelry and eyewear. Its distinctive designs are sold in more than 71 countries and in 34 DVF namesake boutiques worldwide.
Von Furstenberg is recognized for her ongoing contributions to the fashion industry as president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America. She is also committed to women's rights as a board member of Vital Voices, an organization that identifies and trains emerging women leaders and social entrepreneurs around the globe, enabling them to create a better world for us all. Her mission is to empower women, and she does it through fashion, mentorship and philanthropy.Diane von Furstenberg: "Journey of a Dress"
May 7-July 3
Opening reception: Friday, May 14, 6-8 p.m.
201 E. Broughton St.
- Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Sunday, 1-4 p.m.
The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. For more information, visit SCAD Exhibitions