“It’s never happened to a dress before—for the same style to have survived so many generations and still appeal to young people. So we wanted to celebrate that,” says designer Diane von Furstenberg of her infamous wrap dress, which first came out in 1974 and created a buzz in 1976 when it appeared on the cover of Newsweek. Since then, the wrap dress has become the symbol of the powerful woman.
"Combining feminine sultriness and womanly strength, the wrap dress—which emanates both a zipless sexual readiness and a businesslike assertiveness—truly is a metaphor for its creator, who embodies a blend of steel and flirt that seems out of a former century," W Magazine reports.
And to honor such phenomenal piece of clothing and address the legacy of her signature creation, Diane has commissioned artist Dustin Yellin to stage an exhibit like no other. The Academy of Motion Pictures located in the campus of Los Angeles County Museum of Art will be the venue of the exhibition that will open on January 10 and will run through March 2014.