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Diane von Furstenberg designs London's Claridge hotel guestrooms

Ask any jetsetter to show you what's in her carry-on bag and it's likely she'll produce a Diane von Furstenberg dress. After all, the iconic fashion designer does have a way with wraps (her legendary wrap-dress caused a sensation back in the 1970s and today, those dresses are a must-have in many closets).

Now comes word that von Furstenberg is bringing her designer dresses straight to the hotel - Claridge's, to be exact - the five-star London hotel that she's been a regular in for almost 30 years, according to the Wall Street Journal.

While Armani and Gucci work on the interiors of their new Dubai hotels, von Furstenberg is focused on decorating 20 rooms and suites in Claridge's, four of which are scheduled to open next week.

"I'm very much a traveling soul. I have spent so much time in hotels. I know what people who stay in hotels need," von Furstenberg told the newspaper.

According to the article, von Furstenberg had a hand in everything - from paint to furniture to art - in the new hotel rooms. The von Furstenberg designed rooms will also feature a vanity, traveling trunk, desk and cocktail bar that she designed specifically for the hotel.

Ever the traveler, and with a keen eye for fashion and photography, some of the rooms at Claridge's will also feature personal photographs that von Furstenberg took during her travels to Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

[via Wall Street Journal]

Filed under: Europe, United Kingdom, Hotels and Accommodations, Luxury Travel

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