For more than 40 years, Diane von Furstenberg has designed beautiful, covetable dresses and ready-to-wear pieces for a strong, stylish, independent woman. Among her other chic milestones? Giving us a plethora of signature wrap-dress prints and being honored with the CFDA lifetime achievement award. That said, each season DVF delivers a runway collection that celebrates bold femininity via print, color, and ultrawearable silhouettes. There's a sense of playfulness, with a sophisticated finish, that evolves with the ebb and flow of trends. Scroll through for our runway retrospective — and take a look at what the designer and CFDA president's got in store for fashion weeks to come .
DVF paired playful prints — from half-moons to ocean waves to gold stars — with sexy silhouettes.
What earned Von Furstenberg a few extra points this time were her toppers, namely this black-and-white jacquard coat and a multicolor fur cocoon statement-maker.
A surprise finale with an unofficial party uniform of gold wrap dress after sexy gold wrap dress stormed the stage to dance with the band St. Vincent.
Pieces to attract the laidback tomboys had a moment, too, including loose, comfy-looking short sets.
DVF must've already started thinking about her upcoming wrap dress anniversary. The style reappeared on the runway, albeit done in a slightly bolder silhouette.
There was a sexy beach vibe imbued throughout the entire collection, with dresses both long and short that could easily be imagined thrown over a bikini.
It wouldn't be a Diane von Furstenberg collection without a great printed dress.
All about texture with layers of fur, high shine, and a hint of leather.
Diane gave us a new wrap dress to love — in suede.
Tunics over trousers created a long, lean shape on the Spring '13 runway.
We love the billowy exaggerated sleeves on this sequined number.
Bold color featured in the 70's inspired collection.
DVF sent a printed jumpsuit down the runway for Spring.
Cheeky prints packed a major punch on her Fall '12 runway.
DVF reworked the sheath dress in bold colorblocking.
DVF presented structured blazers and preppy shorts for Spring.
Beyond her signature prints and wrap dresses, the designer included shimmery sheaths, too.
Sweet blue prints popped up on ladylike pieces on DVF's Spring '12 runway.
Allover print accented with a fur vest on the Fall '11 runway.
Playful tone-on-tone looks from the Fall 2011 collection.
A memorably rich red gown from DVF's Fall '11 lineup.
Rich color and tribal accents also made an appearance in DVF's Spring '11 looks.
Sophisticated colorblocked looks marked DVF's Spring '11 collection.
A metallic mini at the Spring '10 show.
Breezy yellow prints for Spring 2010.
Rich prints and knits, topped with fur hats for Fall '09.
Metallics and fur at the Fall 2009 show.
Coco Rocha showed off a short LWD at DVF's Spring '09 show.
Spring 2010 brought sophisticated cuts in brilliant hues.
A beautifully embellished top and silky pants brought an eclectic, worldly vibe to the Spring '09 collection.
Fall 2009 was marked by the designer's love of print and the amazing fur hats.
The Fall 2008 Collection was marked with structured, cinched waists and tailored separates, as well as luxurious details, like feather-adorned dresses.
The 2008 Spring collection showcased bold colorblocked maxis.
The designer's Fall 2006 collection showed ladylike details, like this bow-adorned dress.
The designer's Spring '06 collection was on par with her signature aesthetic: breezy, easy feminine dresses in colors and prints.
DVF's Spring 2004 collection showcased femininity, like Alek Wek in goddess-worthy gold.
DVF showed gorgeous, floor-length floral for Fall '03.
Alek Wek showed off a gorgeous, leg-revealing gown on the runway for Spring '05.
Moody-hued caftans and cover-ups on the Spring '05 runway.
The designer showcased breezy silhouettes for Spring '04.
In Spring 2003, the designer delivered stark white separates and sophisticated cuts.
Autumn hues ruled at DVF's Fall '03 show.
For DVF's Fall 2002 collection, sheer maxi skirts and rich cranberry hues were on display.