Diane von Furstenberg entered the world of American fashion when she arrived from Europe with a suitcase full of her dress designs. In 1974, she created the wrap dress, which came to symbolize power and independence for an entire generation of women. By 1976, she had sold over a million of the dresses and was featured on the cover of Newsweek. After re-launching in 1997 with the dress that started it all, DVF is now a global luxury lifestyle brand offering a full collection of ready-to-wear and accessories including shoes, handbags, small leather goods, scarves, and jewelry. DVF is sold in over 55 countries, including 148 DVF owned and partnered stores throughout North and South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.