While plenty of designers come along and make an initial splash, few of them will have the mettle to slug it out for several decades and build a brand with longevity. This is precisely what Diane von Furstenberg has achieved and it's no fluke. While many still remember her as the woman who gave us the wrap dress in the 1970's, it would be simplistic to reduce her considerable influence on fashion to a mere dress, as fantastically practical and elegant as that dress may be. From the start, her fashion shows have been among the few that consistently feature models of every hue and ethnicity, her fashions can be worn elegantly by women of all shapes, sizes and ages and at its core, her corporate message is about the empowerment of women. So, it's about time the fashion industry recognized her considerable contributions to women's fashion. Congratulations DVF - the star on Seventh Avenue is well deserved!
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