The opening-party premiere of Diane Von Furstenberg’s ‘Journey of a Dress’ exhibition brought out a constellation of fashionable femmes (and fans) to preview the show at the Wilshire May Company Building in Los Angeles, California on Friday (January 10). Naturally, all the girls had on the best DVF designs.
Gwyneth Paltrow: Putting some sizzle into her strut, the actress vamped it up just a bit in a wrap jumpsuit, accented with a satin ribbon tie at the side. I found myself liking this sexy and streamlined approach from Gwynnie, especially with that magenta-pink lip. Yes, the plunge neckline is significant, but she’s perhaps one of the few that can make it work to her advantage.
Allison Williams: Looking as classically chic as ever, the ‘Girls’ starlet was oh-so-mod in a monochromatic ‘Amelia’ wrap dress with a flirty, graphic-patterned twirl skirt, from the Spring 2014 collection. She put a twist on the still-trending white pump with her Jimmy Choo ‘Madien’ pumps that were accented with a black ankle-strap and heel. Raising the girly look to a vintage-glam level, she styled her hair into a retro faux bob and painted on a deep-red lip.
Rooney Mara: The actress stayed in her black comfort zone in an asymmetrical dress topped off with a black satin ribbon. A tightly swept-back ‘do and oxblood lip added a more severe note to the loose frock—so, too, did the strange, one-shoulder jacket sleeve.
Abbie Cornish: Bringing some colour into the proceedings, the Aussie actress wore a burnt-red-orange, pleated wrap gown. She really gave this floor-scraping frock some kick, though, with her accessories, starting with a DVF ‘Flirty’ minaudiere, alongside a black statement cuff, a selection of cocktail rings and a black-and-silver, crackle-effect mani.
Marisa Tomei: Also giving us an even stronger punch of colour, Marisa truly sparkled in a vintage DVF wrap dress in a psychedelic version of animal-print. Were the shiny citron, green and golden hues over-the-top and borderline gauche? Yes. Did I still find myself liking the spirit of this look? Surprisingly, yes. Too much or just enough?
Bella Thorne: The young starlet kept the rainbow hues alive in a sassy little red racer-back Moschino Spring 2014 dress, embellished in an all-over flutter of paillettes. She wore the frock with a red DVF mini clutch and enlivened the look even more with a large, gold statement wrist cuff, hoop earrings and a casually wispy low updo. I almost missed her Nicholas Kirkwood suede pumps, so much did they blend into the red carpet.
Ahna O’Reilly: Flaunting the mixed prints, the ‘Fruitvale Station’ actress wore a Pre-Fall 2014 frock, with a colour-blocked purple and black swatch down the centre. The dress, nor her styling, really did much to flatter her natural beauty here.
Iggy Azalea: Also taking the designer’s Spring 2014 collection out for a spin, the Aussie rapper wore a dark amethyst gown with long chiffon sleeves that perhaps puddled a bit too much on the ground. In this case, the extreme triangle gap at the bodice was a bit too gaping, as it distracted from the dress’s fluidity. A high bun and minimal makeup completed the look.
Demi Moore: Like Gwyneth, Demi also dazzled in a DVF plunge-front jumpsuit, hers a shiny sequin one, which she accessorized with black sandals and clutch, along with long, dark waves.
Who was your best-dressed in DVF?