Diane von Furstenberg opens up her archives

Oh, to play in Diane's closet

When we met Diane von Furstenberg last month she told us about the amazing archive of pieces that are hidden away underneath her studio in the country. ‘I keep all my favourites and it’s pretty amazing. Every time I go down I find something else that I’d forgotten about, and they’re all very, very timeless,’ she revealed.

Now she has opened them up, for the very first time, to be styled and photographed as part of an archive project entitled ‘Playing in Diane’s Closet’. Natalie Joos, casting agent and creator of talesofendearment.com, travelled to Cloudwalk, Diane’s home in Connecticut, with models Tali Lennox, Laura Love and Elisabeth Gilpin to play dress up: mixing pieces from the current collection with iconic (and we don’t use that word lightly) wrap dresses, fringed trousers and leopard heels.

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The resulting pictures are incredible, not least because they give us a glimpse inside the world of DVF – who else can boast a lipstick-shaped tree in their garden? But it’s the film that we really can’t get enough of, featuring as it does Diane herself being typically fabulous, and talking about the history of her label.

‘I don’t have to wear vintage. I am vintage’, she says.

Watch it below.

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