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20+ Photos: Inside DVF's Stunning Wrap Dress Exhibit in LA

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"The wrap dress is the one thing that I owe everything to," a glowing Diane von Furstenberg tells us at the opening of her new exhibit inside LA's historic May Company Building. "She paid for all of my bills, she paid for my children's education, she gave me my fame. Sometimes I even resented the wrap dress because, whenever someone said my name, they always tied it to the dress. I wanted to say, 'Hey, I make other things, too!' But as I got older I realized its impact. It now has a life of its own. The wrap dress gave me my freedom."

From Cybil Shepard in 1976's Taxi Driver to Globes winner Amy Adams in 2013's American Hustle, DVF's iconic wrap dress has been revered by Hollywood for decades, which is why the famed designer knew Los Angeles was the perfect place to celebrate her creation's 40th birthday. Journey of a Dress is a dazzling retrospective that showcases a collection of vintage and contemporary wrap dresses, as well as portraits of Diane by some of her famous friends, including Andy Warhol, Annie Leibovitz, Helmut Newton, Mario Testino and Chuck Close. It's truly a sight to see.

Explore the three-month exhibit below, visit it soon, and get ready for more festivities there, because party girl DVF installed her own Studio 54 in the back room!

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