Diane von Furstenberg Pre-Fall 2011 Collection Goes Retro

Brittny Drye
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Diane Von Furstenberg dressDiane von Furstenberg is one of those high-end fashion designers whose clothes I love, love, love but I know that I will never, ever wear thanks to the high prices.

So instead I just swoon over them ... oops, got a little drool on the keyboard.

It's obvious that the creative director Yvan Mispelaere looked back to the 1970s for inspiration with the new Pre-Fall 2011 Collection, and I must say, I am digging the retro.

He channeled strong, independent, working female figures like Annie Hall and Romy Schneider in the designs, so no frills or ruffles in this line. The designs are pretty straight-lined and basic, with fantastic color combos that we haven't seen much of since, well, the 1970s. 

The aqua and mustard hues on this outfit (right) may not have looked good for your parents' kitchen color scheme, but they look fabulous on this dress. However, though it looks great on the model, I'm not sure how I feel about the whole turtleneck-underneath thing. On anyone over a size 2, I imagine it would just make you look frumpy.

Can't have a collection without her iconic wrap dress, which made her a (high income) household name when she hit the fashion scene nearly 30 years ago. The print, those boots, those colors! But, ugh, there's that turtleneck again. Please don't let this be a trend for Fall 2011.

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Clearly camel is sticking around for another year. And as chic as this coat is, I'm not sure how entirely functional the 3/4-length sleeves are. But, as I said before, it's not like I'll be wearing this anytime soon, right? So let's just go back to omg how fabulous is this coat?

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Equestrian meets '70s -- I likey. And I'm intrigued by this color combo, you don't often see maroon matched up with yellow. Very unique.
 

Diane Von Furstenberg dress

Are you liking DVF's new line? Are you a fan of retro?

 

Images via DVF.com

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