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Diane von Furstenberg's famous wrap dress turns 40

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That's a wrap

Diane von Furstenberg's iconic wrap dress turns 40 this year! So we're celebrating the anniversary by re-living the famous frock's best moments ever.

Designer Diane von Furstenberg may have just showed her newest collection at New York Fashion Week, but it's her oldest design that we can't get enough of right now. That's right, her popular wrap dress hits the big 4-0 this year.

In 1974, after only a couple of years in the biz, Furstenberg set out to create the simple jersey frock that instantly became one of the most iconic pieces in the style industry. Its classic silhouette and easy-to-wear, flattering shape (seriously a wrap dress covers any troubled mid-section!) makes it just as popular now as it was back then — with major celebrity fans from Madonna to Michelle Obama.

So to celebrate one of the most coveted items in fashion history, we're taking a little walk down memory lane highlighting our favorite wrap dress moments — from its 1974 inception to today.

Here's Furstenberg at an Andy Warhol wearing her first printed wrap dress. Which, by the way, is still a top seller today.

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Here's Furstenberg at an Andy Warhol event wearing her first printed wrap dress.
Which, by the way, is still a top seller today.

Furstenberg debuted a geometric version in 1997 when she relaunched her namesake label.

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Furstenberg debuted a geometric version in 1997 when she relaunched her namesake label.

Twinsies! Furstenberg and daughter-in-law Alexandra von Furstenberg (who was married to Furstenberg's son Alex) rocked similar styled is 1998.

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Twinsies! Furstenberg and daughter-in-law Alexandra von Furstenberg
(who was married to Furstenberg's son Alex) rocked similar styles in 1998.

Twinsies! Furstenberg and daughter-in-law Alexandra von Furstenberg (who was married to Furstenberg's son Alex) rocked similar styled is 1998.

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Tori Spelling in a nature-emblazoned style at a Gap event in 2000.

Here's the lovely Furstenberg wearing a more formal style in eye-catching purple at the Costume Institute Gala in 2001.

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Here's the lovely Furstenberg wearing a more formal style in
eye-catching purple at the Costume Institute Gala in 2001.

Kate Hudson shimmered in a wrap-style ball gown at the premiere of You, Me & Dupree in 2006.

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Kate Hudson shimmered in a wrap-style ball gown at the premiere of You, Me & Dupree in 2006.

This sheer style looked so gorg on Susan Sarandon at Furstenberg's 2007 fashion show.

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This sheer style looked so gorg on Susan Sarandon at Furstenberg's 2007 fashion show.

Kelly Ripa worked the runway at the 2007 Heart Truth Red Dress presentation.

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Kelly Ripa worked the runway at the 2007 Heart Truth Red Dress presentation.

Minka Kelly shined in a color-block stunner in 2008.

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Minka Kelly shined in a colorblock stunner in 2008.

Rosario Dawson went glam in a dramatic sequin wrap dress at a 2011 Oscars' party.

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Rosario Dawson went glam in a dramatic sequin wrap dress at a 2011 Oscars party.

Kat Dennings looked flawless in this bold green option at a CBS and CW event in 2011.

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Kat Dennings looked flawless in this bold green option at a CBS and CW event in 2011.

Miranda Kerr donned a spring-perfect maxi-esque version of the classic wrap dress out and about with her son in New York City last year.

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Miranda Kerr donned a spring-perfect maxi-esque version of the classic
wrap dress out and about with her son in New York City last year.

Paris Hilton wearing wrap dress

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Dylan Penn wearing wrap dress

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Paris Hilton and Dylan Penn attended Furstenberg's
Journey Of A Dress exhibition to celebrate the 40th anniversary in Los Angeles last month.

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Love what you see and haven't tested out the famed wrap dress yet? Shop a variety of styles — from printed stunners to silk beauties — at dvf.com right now.

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