In 2014, designer Diane Von Furstenberg launched an exhibition celebrating its 40th anniversary entitled ‘Journey of a Dress’, an installation of vintage wrap dresses and photographs from Von Furstenberg’s personal collection, by the likes of Peter Lindbergh, Helmut Newton and Francesco Scavullo.
Installed by Michael Herz, the exhibit is a dynamic celebration not only of a legendary—and clearly timeless—dress, but of Diane’s own rich and thrilling odyssey. Herz worked with her to create special pieces for the show, taking the early seventies prints for which she was famous and dramatically altering their scale. Those dynamic prints included Deco-inspired geometrics, pixilated effects like those of Roy Lichtenstein, python and big cat prints, a Jackson Pollock–splash print, which Diane remembers creating herself, dripping ink at her factory, and a flurry of designs that incorporate Warhol motifs—a collaboration with the Andy Warhol Foundation.
From Paris with Le Blog de Betty to Santa Monica with Emma Roberts, Brazil, London, Sydney, and more, here’s a look back on the glamorous travels of the iconic Diane Von Furstenberg Chain Link Jeanne Wrap Dress to commemorate the milestone year.