Diane von Furstenberg has always been a beacon of female empowerment in the fashion industry. This International Women’s Day, the designer merged the fashion and art communities together by tapping artist Ashley Longshore for a pop-up exhibition paying homage to a series of female trailblazers.
Featuring a mix of 37 inspiring women, the exhibit is filled with colorful paintings that celebrate influential women over the years. The idea came about when von Furstenberg and Longshore first met over afternoon tea in London this past fall. From there, Longshore had just two weeks to complete the entire series of paintings. Hanging amongst the powerful room of women are portraits of Michelle Obama, Beyoncé, Cleopatra, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Lady Gaga, Barbra Streisand, Jacqueline Kennedy, Frida Kahlo, Diana Ross, Malala Yousafzai, and Oprah.