Last week I saw a post on the DVF Instagram account asking followers to share their DVF wrap story. The post said:
“From building a fashion empire to falling in love, women have lived the journey of their lives while wearing a DVF wrap dress.”
Aside from the falling in love part (insert ALL the dating apps), I have 100% lived the journey of my life in a DVF wrap dress. My very first designer apparel purchase was a DVF dress.
I saved my paychecks from my first job at Banana Republic and snagged this dress on MEGA sale at Saks. I think it was a size 12 and way too big for me, but it was a DVF wrap dress and it was mine! This shortly became a routine in my life. Anytime I earned a large paycheck or had something to celebrate, I purchased a piece from the DVF collection (eventually in my size).
Flash forward to over fifteen years later and I have a closet full of DVF pieces that I will treasure forever. Last fall I had the honor of meeting Diane when she was in San Francisco for an event. I was shaking and sweating and somehow mustered up the courage to ask her to take a photo with me. She did (seen here) and my fashion girl dreams came true.
A couple of weeks later I was in Los Angeles visiting my grandmother. I showed her my picture with Diane and she immediately instructed my Aunt Margee to find the photo of her in her favorite DVF wrap dress. My aunt quickly found it and to my surprise, it was almost the exact same dress I’m wearing in these photos. This was one of my last memories with my Grandmother and will always be our DVF wrap story.
What I Wore:
Hat: Goorin Bros., Papou
Clutch: Balenciaga, Striped Leather Pouch Bag (similar)
Shoes: Valentino, Tango
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, Aviator Gold-Tone Sunglasses