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Alicia Keys will make her design debut later this month.

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DVF DOES CHICAGO. Leave it to DVF to leave a crowd speechless. “Are there any questions?” Diane von Furstenberg asked a surprised crowd of some 300 Windy City women who gathered for cocktails and a glimpse of the designer’s “Her Name is Rio” 2010 resort collection on a makeshift runway at Neiman Marcus along Michigan Avenue last Thursday. After the audience regained its composure, the designer answered questions and discussed her beginnings in the fashion business before posing for numerous photos with customers and store employees. In addition to connecting with customers, DVF made the most of her time in the city, “smelling out” sites for a potential DVF store and dropping off a few dresses with Ikram Goldman (the First Lady’s unofficial stylist). The visit, however, was definitely less dramatic than her recent trip to Spain when von Furstenberg was taking pictures outside the Thyssen Museum when her wallet was stolen from her pocket. DVF tweeted about the robbery and was shocked by the feedback. “It was all over the newspapers,” she said. “I felt bad giving a bad name to Madrid.”

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