Diane Von Furstenberg, probably the most charming designer on the planet (and a great giver of advice), opened her country estate, Cloudwalk, and her personal wardrobe to blogger Natalie Joos. Known for her love of mixing vintage with newer brands, Joos was the first person ever granted access to DVF’s extensive vintage collection. And once she got her hands on it she directed a photo shoot with models Tali Lennox, Laura Love, and Elizabeth Gilpin, and a video for her newly relaunched site Tales of Endearment. “It was a fabulous day. Natalie has a great eye and I love the way the photos turned out. Plus we are both two Belgian girls,” says Von Furstenberg.
The beautifully shot video shows the models roaming around a lipstick tree, playing the ultimate dress-up, mixing items from DVF’s personal archive with looks from the current collection. While she designed her first wrap-dress at 26, Von Furstenberg feels like her moment has yet to come. She says, “All of the sudden the old pieces and the new pieces are gelling. For the first time, as crazy as it may seem, I’m embracing the whole thing.”