During a recent meeting in Beijing, everyone's favorite wrap-dress designer, along with her team of associates, prepared the Chinese for a future display quite appropriately titled, "Journey of a Dress". As expected, the retrospective presents DVF's career, from the birth of her iconic signature design in the 1970's to the namesake fashion empire she's responsible for today. Getting China excited for a glitzy "Red Ball", Ms. Von Furstenberg is employing the help of one of her bffl's, Hong Huang, otherwise known as China's Oprah. No. Big. Deal. If business school has taught me anything, it's nice to have friends in high places, but it's even better to be a regular part of that network. I'm all for mutually beneficial strategic alliances, especially in this holiday season of giving (aww).
Following Anna Wintour's first exploration into the Middle Kingdom (which took place only a few weeks ago), DVF has even contemplated learning Mandarin... and we know as long as she doesn't take lessons for Moran, she'll be just fine. Continuously taking advantage of business opportunities from the beginning of her career until now, props to you, Ms. Von Furstenberg, for always challenging yourself and your brand, especially with this new mission to cater to the most intimidating market in the world. Needless to say, I'm very excited to see how this one turns out.
Here's to you, fashion. Cheers.