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It all started with a perfectly chic jersey wrap dress, and with that Diane von Furstenberg changed the course of womenswear, tapping into a new sense of liberation and ease that defined a decade. But don’t expect form to surpass fashion, Furstenberg has built an empire on her seventies trademark that now spans the globe, with a full range of ready to wear, accessories, and flagship boutiques. The jersey wrap dress remains her signature, and she reinvents it anew each season in a dazzling array of prints, embellishments and luxurious fabrics—such as graphic Art Deco prints, with leather accents and flamenco flair. As for the dress that launched a thousand others? It now graces the halls of fashion history at the Costume Institute at The Met.