Thursday, December 13, 2012

DVF Fêtes Her 'Empress's New Clothes' Book Collaboration

 Last night at Bergdorf Goodman in New York, Diane von Furstenberg celebrated her book collaboration with British writer Camilla Morton, Diane von Furstenberg and the Tale of the Empress's New Clothes. "It's a very empowering story," Morton told, "Because the empress realizes it's about who you are, not just about what you wear."

The updated take on the classic fairy tale features illustrations created under von Furstenberg's direction.  When asked which fairy tale was her favorite as a child, von Furstenberg replied, "Maybe Cinderella. I'm not sure I like fairy tales, actually, because they used to make me cry. Le Petit Poucet was so sad." Morton has previously partnered with Manolo Blahnik and Christian Lacroix on two other books intertwining fashion and fairy tales. "I think it's a natural progression from when you're a little girl and you read Cinderella or watch Disney's movies, and you see how the fairy-tale princess is transformed," she explained. "Fashion is all about fantasy and transformation."

Buy your copy of Diane von Furstenberg and the Tale of the Empress's New Clothes ($5.53–$14.95) here.

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