Diane Von Furstenberg Fairytale Book
Every little girl dreams of living out her perfect fairytale, and for some that actually happens. Globally successful fashion designer, author and CFDA president, Diane Von Furstenberg is one such woman.
And so it comes as no surprise that the Belgium born designer is the heroine of a new fairytale book titled, Diane Von Furstenberg and the Tale of the Empress’ New Clothes. The story has been dreamt up by British fashion writer, and author of the cult girls-guide-to-everything, How To Walk In High Heels, Camilla Morton.
Morton has reimagined one of her favorite fairytales, The Emperor’s New Clothes and turned it into a modern day fashion fairytale. The book tells the story of two girls, Diane – who is based on Von Furstenberg herself – and an Empress who is struggling with her new Royal role.
“Once you are immersed in the designer’s world, maybe it’s magic but, they really do just appear to write themselves,” Morton said of the adaptation and characters. “Diane’s story and enthusiasm is so rich that I really wanted to up the fairytale and bring the Empress to life.
The tale is set in New York, where Diane herself is based. Drawing on the wealth of possibility, excitement and of course the NY fashion industry; the city seems the perfect setting.
Although Morton wrote the story, Diane brings the book to life with her stunning illustrations and had a hand in the layout, design and colours used in the book. DVF fans will be pleased to spot many of the brand’s signatures from sugar-pink heart prints to those cult ‘lip’ clutch bags, and the most famous of them all, the wrap dress.
Diane Von Furstenberg and the Tale of the Empress’ New Clothes is part of Morton’s fairytale series, which has previously drawn inspiration from the likes of designers Christian Lacroix and Manolo Blahnik.
Like all good fairytales, there’s a happy ending and Diane’s fabulous life, career and talent is to thank for that.
Diane Von Furstenberg and the Tale of the Empress’ New Clothes is available to buy from net-a-porter.com. Priced at £12.99.