The Rug Company x DVF @ WNWN
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The Rug Company x DVF @ WNWN
Sep 14, 2022 | New York |
The Rug Company x DVF @ WNWN

The Rug Company hosted longtime collaborator Diane von Furstenberg and Cabana magazine founder and editorial director Martina Mondadori for What’s New, What’s Next 2022 at The New York Design Center. After touching upon all things iconic in pattern and design, the two friends delved deeper, discussing what it means to be in charge and how confidence stems directly from intention and owning your vulnerabilities. Both women emphasized the importance of cutting through all the noise and trends to build a brand based on authenticity. 

More than 250 guests RSVP’d to the event. Notable attendees included Kimberly Denman, Beth Brenner, Katie Brockman and Suzanne Cooper, Miguel Fernandez of Basico Design, Nicole Rubens of NFR Consulting, Benjamin Reynaert, creative director, Interior Define, and contributing editor at DominoBrett Williams, director, Young Huh, Erik Perez of Hello PR Group, Sarah Boyd, Ryan HinesCarly RobertsDavid Howell and Evelyn Mitchell of Charlotte Barnes Interior Design.

“Diane gathered the most incredible, powerful, interesting women, and she got onstage and she said, ‘These awards are for these women,’” said Mondadori.

“I might not have invented dynamite, but I invented a dress that made women feel like dynamite,” said von Furstenberg.

Images by Kamila Harris

Diane von Furstenberg and Martina Mondadori
Diane von Furstenberg and Martina Mondadori
Diane von Furstenberg and Martina Mondadori
Katie Brockman, Martina Mondadori and Suzanne Cooper
Katie Brockman, Martina Mondadori and Suzanne Cooper
Katie Brockman, Martina Mondadori and Suzanne Cooper
Diane von Furstenberg
Diane von Furstenberg
Diane von Furstenberg
Diane von Furstenberg and Martina Mondadori in conversation
Diane von Furstenberg and Martina Mondadori in conversation
Diane von Furstenberg and Martina Mondadori in conversation
Martina Mondadori
Martina Mondadori
Martina Mondadori
Nicole Rubens from NFR Consulting shares photos with  Diane von Furstenberg of her mother wearing an iconic DVF wrap dress
Nicole Rubens from NFR Consulting shares photos with Diane von Furstenberg of her mother wearing an iconic DVF wrap dress
Nicole Rubens from NFR Consulting shares photos with Diane von Furstenberg of her mother wearing an iconic DVF wrap dress
Diane von Furstenberg and Martina Mondadori on The Rug Company stage
Diane von Furstenberg and Martina Mondadori on The Rug Company stage
Diane von Furstenberg and Martina Mondadori on The Rug Company stage
The captivated audience
The captivated audience
The captivated audience
The buzzing atmosphere at The Rug Company showroom
The buzzing atmosphere at The Rug Company showroom
The buzzing atmosphere at The Rug Company showroom
The attentive crowd included Miguel Fernandez of Basico Design.
The attentive crowd included Miguel Fernandez of Basico Design.
The attentive crowd included Miguel Fernandez of Basico Design.
Engaged guests enjoyed the talk.
Engaged guests enjoyed the talk.
Engaged guests enjoyed the talk.
Brett Williams and Benjamin Reynaert
Brett Williams and Benjamin Reynaert
Brett Williams and Benjamin Reynaert
Erik Perez of Hello PR Group
Erik Perez of Hello PR Group
Erik Perez of Hello PR Group
Magda Mortner of The Rug Company and Nicole Rubens of NFR Consulting
Magda Mortner of The Rug Company and Nicole Rubens of NFR Consulting
Magda Mortner of The Rug Company and Nicole Rubens of NFR Consulting
Kathleen Newman (left) and Miranda Agee (center)
Kathleen Newman (left) and Miranda Agee (center)
Kathleen Newman (left) and Miranda Agee (center)
Luisella Meloni (right) of Diane von Furstenberg
Luisella Meloni (right) of Diane von Furstenberg
Luisella Meloni (right) of Diane von Furstenberg
Guests at the event
Guests at the event
Guests at the event
Steven Forrey of The Rug Company and guests
Steven Forrey of The Rug Company and guests
Steven Forrey of The Rug Company and guests
Erik Perez of Hello PR Group and Sarah Boyd
Erik Perez of Hello PR Group and Sarah Boyd
Erik Perez of Hello PR Group and Sarah Boyd
Climbing Leopard runner
Climbing Leopard runner
Climbing Leopard runner