Inspired by this week’s Introspective story on fashion icon Diane Von Furstenberg (not to mentioning some lingering post-American Hustle afterglow), we went on a deep Internet dive to turn up some archival Furstenberg footage (Furstenage?). Our efforts were rewarded when we stumbled upon this mid-1970s clip of Furstenberg guesting on a talk show with her similarly-accented pal, Karl Lagerfeld. Start the video at the two-minute mark to view a mini-presentation of looks.
Naturally, both guests provide an endless stream of bon mots (Karl: “I don’t know nothing about the prices of my clothes!”), but the most shocking thing may be how so many of Furstenberg’s garments would not look out-of-place on a contemporary runway (or sidewalk). Which makes sense, given that her stated design mantra — “I try to design the way I pack a suitcase, and hopefully you don’t have to check that suitcase.” — is more relevant than ever.