With creativity being essential to fashion, it’s never any wonder that fashion and art worlds collide.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, Diane von Furstenberg partnered with artist Ashley Longshore to create an art exhibition hosted at the New York City flagship store. Not only is the artwork an inspiring and empowering series for women, but it is also helping set the brand apart. By partnering with the arts for these feminist portraits, the company can communicate its unique values to customers and clients.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Longshore said of her work: "The connectivity of this collection as a whole, when you see it, you just feel...power. Lile when your mom hugs you and you feel protected, but you also feel brave because you know she's got your back." On the subject of International Women's Day, von Furstenburgsaid "There is nothing more inspiring than looking at women who dared."
The 37 portraits of trailblazing women, including Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Michelle Obama, Frida Kahlo, Malala Yousafzai, and Oprah Winfrey will be on display at the Meatpacking District store through May.
Photo via Vanity Fair - Ashley Longshore/James Letten