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The Rap on the Wrap Dress

Vivia Chen

May 3, 2011

Diane-von-furstenberg-newsweek-1976-600bes021811 Spring is here, and the classic Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dress is popping up at law firms all over the city. Ever wonder why this iconic dress from the seventies is so popular with professional women?

Fashion legal expert Susan Scafidi, the director of Fordham's Fashion Law Institute, talks with The Careerist about the history and mystique of the little wrap dress, as well as some of the legal challenges that a designer like Von Furstenberg faces.

Plus, Scafidi will give us a spring preview of DVF's latest fashions!

Click on video below to see the interview and tour the DVF boutique.


Do you have topics you'd like to discuss or tips to share? E-mail The Careerist's chief blogger, Vivia Chen, at VChen@alm.com.

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Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dresses my Mom introduced me to and I love them as they always look stylish and never age! Fabulous choice for business wear!

Women trivialize themselves with their focus on superficialities like fashion, jewelry, hair, nails, shoes and all the other trappings of "beauty".

Fab article Vivia - too awesome!!

When is the last time you discussed men's attire?

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The Careerist takes an inside look at how lawyers shape their careers and manage their lives. The blog aims to dissect developments in the profession, provide useful information and advice, and give lawyers a platform to voice their views. The goal is to provide a fresh, provocative take on the state of lawyering.

About Vivia Chen

Vivia Chen

Vivia Chen, The Careerist's chief blogger, has been covering the business and culture of law firms for a decade. A former corporate lawyer, Chen is fascinated by those who thrive (as well as those who don't) in the legal profession. Her take: Success in the law (and life) doesn't always travel a linear path. If you have topics you'd like to discuss or information to share, contact her: VChen@alm.com

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