DVF Put Bruce Jenner in a Wrap Dress and Folks Are Mad About it
In what’s being reported as a rare social media faux pas, Diane von Furstenberg, the mother of fabulous wrap dresses and our favorite iPad case, posted a picture of Bruce Jenner in one of her wrap dresses—which we’d totally rock!
It’s actually a picture DVF herself in the 1970s with Jenner’s head photoshopped as hers.
The point of the post was to show solidarity after Jenner’s breakthrough interview with Diane Sawyer profiling the former jock’s big reveal and journey to becoming a “her” as he affectionately calls his new identity as a woman.
DVF’s post accompanied a caption that read:
“Bruce Jenner…You are the woman you wanted to be! I salute your strength, courage and honesty. By speaking out, you have spoken for so many who suffer… Love Diane @kimkardashian @kendalljenner.”
Apparently folks on social media didn’t get it and lit her page up like a fourth July night in Yazoo City, Mississippi.
Instead of defending her post, DVF removed it and released a statement like the timeless and graceful dame she is:
“I admire Bruce Jenner’s strength, courage and honesty and have so much respect for him using his voice to speak for people who have none. I wish him nothing but a lifetime of happiness.”
I don’t see why the post was offensive. Jenner has no shame in wearing women’s clothing and the later portion of his historic interview was a testament when he gave Sawyer a tour of his closet filled with women’s dresses. Jenner even indicated his plans of building a glam closet—which is likely to rival Cher’s and Beyonce’s combined.
I’m certain DVF, like many designers, sent Jenner boxes filled with designer rags celebrating his transition and he gladly accepted.
Cheers, Diane! And her.