Who Invented the Wrap Dress? Uncover the Iconic Wrap Dress History.

Elmira | 06 - 18 - 2021
Diane von Fürstenberg

Diane von Fürstenberg was credited for inventing iconic jersey dress design in 1972. Her unique wrap dress design had a major influence on women’s fashion. She introduced a jersey wrap dress to the world.

In today’s contemporary fashion world, the timeless wrap dress doesn’t go out of style.

What is a wrap dress?

When Did Diane Von Furstenberg Make the Wrap Dress?
  • A. 1972
  • B. 1900
  • C. 1960
  • D. 1990

It is a unique dress with a front closure carried by wrapping one side across the other. You need to put a knot by wrapping the back at the waist area. This outfit also creates a plunging or V-neckline and hugs your curves perfectly.

Diane Von Furstenberg and Her 1970s Wrap Dress

She came to New York to start a small business and invented the signature design that made her a famous fashion designer at the age of 28.

The jersey wrap dress was redesigned in 1974.

A geometric print DVF wrap dress along with red ties was worn by Cybill Shepherd in Martin Scorsese’s film Taxi Driver in 1975.

Amy Adams wore three Diane von Furstenberg dresses(from her two vintage and one contemporary collection) in the 2013 movie American Hustle. It included the white and green design which she wore for the cover of Newsweek in 1976.

Daine’s wrap dress has been enjoyed by many women. Her design helped to create thousands of different wrap dresses to suit all body types. 

Diane von Fürstenberg expressed her gratitude towards her iconic wrap dress. She said at a press preview that the wrap dress is the only thing that she owes everything to.

She relaunched her company in 1997 to become a successful designer. Her classic silhouette was introduced with updated prints during the Spring 1998 runaway show.

The wrap dress also made it to the red carpet. Rosario Dawson wore a blue sequined kimono-sleeve gown at the Vanity Fair Oscars party in 2011.

It’s been more than forty years since Furstenberg invented the first-ever wrap dress. Now her gentle jersey which effortlessly wraps to all the body types in the middle of the 70s has evolved.

The first wrap dress is kept in the Metropolitan Museum of Art forever. Diane Von Furstenberg is one of the Time 100 Most Influential People of the year.

The wrap dress was considered one of the first ‘size inclusive’ fashion outfits on the market before Nicolette Mason’s ModCloth collection.

Diane von Fürstenberg is a famous fashion designer and business executive. She is best known for making a wrap dress crafted with knit jersey fabric. It was first popularized in the 1970s. This dress brought so much recognition. 

She felt proud when her name was attached to her creation wrap dress. After selling millions of wrap dresses.

After a couple of decades, she successfully expanded her career, as a result, she won a lifetime achievement award by the CFDA, an institution she’s now the President of.

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