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Diane von Furstenberg Speaks Out on Bruce Jenner Instagram

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Diane von Furstenberg and Bruce Jenner.

The designer responded to social media backlash related to a since-removed photo of Jenner's face photoshopped onto her body that featured her wrap dress campaign slogan, "Feel like a woman, wear a dress!"

Diane von Furstenberg has responded to the social media hailstorm following an awkwardly photoshopped Instagram posted from her official account on Tuesday evening. The post, which was taken down after a few hours, showed Bruce Jenner's face superimposed on the designer's body.

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The original image is from von Furstenberg's 1974 wrap dress campaign, and shows the designer in one of her signature creations with the words, "Feel like a woman, wear a dress!" The photo was captioned, "Bruce Jenner... You are the woman you wanted to be ! I salute your strength, courage and honesty. By speaking out, you have spoken for so many who suffer... Love Diane," and included the tags "@kimkardashian" and "@kendeljenner." 

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Despite the "Love Diane" sign off, a common signature of the designer for personal posts on her official DVF label Instagram account, it's questionable as to whether or not von Furstenberg actually approved the photo or if a member of her social media team went rogue. The misspelling of Kendall Jenner's tag also raises eyebrows about the snafu. Either way, we have a feeling that things are not looking good for the DVF social media crew.

The 68-year-old designer said in a statement to Access Hollywood, "I admire Bruce Jenner’s strength, courage and honesty and have so much respect [for] him using his voice to speak for people who have none. I wish him nothing but a lifetime of happiness."

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