Diane von Fürstenberg

Belgian-American fashion designer Diane von Fürstenberg

Diane von Fürstenberg, formerly Diane, Princess of Fürstenberg, is a Belgian born American fashion designer best known for her iconic wrap dress. She initially rose to prominence when she married into the German princely House of Fürstenberg, as the wife of Prince Egon of Fürstenberg.
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Her dress design changed everything
CNN - about 2 months
Diane von Furstenberg explains why her innovative wrap dress, which became a symbol of feminism when it debuted 40 years ago, remains a timely closet staple.
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Diller, Von Furstenberg Invest in Co-Working Company
Wall Street Journal - 2 months
New York City-based NeueHouse, a company that offers co-working space with a private club-style membership, has brought on Barry Diller and Diane Von Furstenberg as majority investors.
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Scene City: Paying Tribute to S.I. Newhouse and His Glamorous Magazine Legacy
NYTimes - 3 months
Ralph Lauren, Anna Wintour, Diane von Furstenberg, Jeff Koons and other luminaries honor the former chairman of Condé Nast.
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Fashion Review: Rihanna and the Fashion X Games
NYTimes - 6 months
The Fenty collection roared back into New York, Diane Von Furstenberg embraced the fringe, and Opening Ceremony took a dance break.
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Hillary Clinton's Date Night Involved Applause And A Statement Necklace
Huffington Post - 8 months
Chelsea, Bill and Hillary Clinton took in a Broadway show together in New York City Monday night, and garnered some applause of their own in the process. Hillz looked lovely in a black jacket and a big beaded statement necklace, sporting a hairstyle reminiscent of her pre-election ‘do.  A post shared by Natalie Gershtein (@natgershtein) on Jun 15, 2017 at 6:48pm PDT The trio saw the musical “Come From Away,” and the crowd went wild upon realizing the identities of their famous fellow audience members.  And as if this family outing weren’t already chic enough, Diane Von Furstenberg was there, too. Cast member Matt Armentrout wrote on Instagram that it was “such an honor to meet two women who have shaped our culture and lives!” A post shared by Matt Armentrout (@matthewb_armentrout) on Jun 15, 2017 at 6:32pm PDT Bill and Hillary also posed for photos with the cast backstage, producing this perfect photo of a laughing Clin...
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DVF Calls Tucker Carlson A 'White Man With A Small Penis'
Huffington Post - 11 months
NEW YORK ― On the last day of Tina Brown’s Women in the World Summit, fashion designer and activist Diane von Furstenberg did not hold back when giving her opinion about Fox News pundit Tucker Carlson.  During the event’s “Designing Disruption” panel, which also featured “Black-ish” actress Tracee Ellis Ross and Teen Vogue editor Elaine Welteroth, Von Furstenberg responded to the February news clip that featured Teen Vogue writer Lauren Duca defending her piece, “Donald Trump is Gaslighting America,” to Carlson.  As Duca defended writing a political op-ed for a magazine with a teenage girl audience, Carlson snapped at the time: “You should stick to thigh-high boots. You’re better at that.” Von Furstenberg’s response?  “It’s only the vengeance of the white man with a small penis.”  Carlson’s tone-deaf comments to Duca must have struck a nerve for von Furstenberg, a certified badass whose parents survived the Holocaust, and who has spent her entire adu...
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The one thing that never goes out of style, according to DVF
CNN - 11 months
As far as Diane von Furstenberg is concerned, there's one thing that never goes out of style: inspiring and supporting other women.
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The 5 Most Political Moments From New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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These Fashion Industry Immigrants Have A Powerful Message For Donald Trump
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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What Does ‘Dress Like a Woman’ Mean? Designers Tackle the Question
NYTimes - about 1 year
From Joseph Altuzarra to Diane von Furstenberg, different proposals for defining a woman’s wardrobe.
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White Bandanas Are The Fashion Industry's New Protest Against Trump
Huffington Post - about 1 year
While gorgeous models in incredible designs dance down the runway during Fashion month, President Donald Trump continues his fight to ban immigrants from certain countries and his Twitter tirades against those he feels have wronged him and his family.  The folks at industry news site Business of Fashion decided to rally against the current political climate by launching the #tiedtogether movement for Fashion Month. BoF’s founder and Editor-in-Chief, Imran Amed, explained the site’s resistance in a statement: In light of the current uncertainties and turmoil around the world, The Business of Fashion invites the fashion industry to stand together and make a clear statement of solidarity, unity and inclusiveness. This is not a political statement, it is a positive statement in support of humanity during a time of turmoil and fear in many nations around the world. We aim to start a global movement within the fashion industry to demonstrate the power of unity and inclusivity, an...
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Advice From 10 Iconic Feminists To Get You Through 2017
Huffington Post - about 1 year
”Your opponents would love you to believe that it’s hopeless.”  Activist and writer Rebecca Solnit said this in the foreword to her book, “Hope in the Dark” ― a book originally written during the Bush Administration about avoiding the pitfalls of cynicism in the face of injustice and fear. This year, shortly after Donald Trump won the presidential election, “Hope in the Dark” sold out. For many women, 2016 was a wildly difficult year, and “hope” often felt like a difficult thing to come by.  After all, we didn’t just watch a man accused of sexual assault win the 2016 presidential election ― we watched him win against a significantly more qualified candidate, who happened to be a woman. We watched him win with a running mate who has spent his career trying to diminish the rights of women. We’ve watched him fill his cabinet with men who have been accused of domestic violence.  But in moments of despair and uncertainty, we can, and should, look to the women who have spent m...
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Bold hues and cool cutouts stand out on Emmys red carpet
Yahoo News - over 1 year
By Melissa Fares and Piya Sinha-Roy (Reuters) - Striking hues and subtle cutouts grabbed the spotlight on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards on Sunday, as television's stars managed to stay cool in the Los Angeles heat. Dresses in various jewel tones dominated the carpet, such as "UnREAL" star Shiri Appleby's cobalt sequinned Diane von Furstenberg column dress. "It just felt like it was really fresh and really fun," Appleby told Reuters on the red carpet. ...
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The Carnegie Hall You Thought You Knew
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
What makes New York City one of the most exciting and cherished places in the world is its rich history of contributing to arts and culture. It's a magical city that draws people from near and far. From Broadway plays to live jazz at Dizzy's or emerging artists performing in the village on any given night, New York City locals and visitors can experience a cultural energy that's far beyond the most obvious narrative. New York City's acknowledged position as the mecca for arts and entertainment in America means that aspiring artists and performers flock here in untold numbers, willing to sacrifice everything for the opportunity to present their work at the highest levels in their fields. However, there is often the mistaken impression that accessibility and engagement is restricted to the glittering elite who created and endowed the city's great institutions. Yet this could not be further from the truth, particularly in regard to the iconic Carnegie Hall. There is actually a wel...
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DVF Awards: Honoring Extraordinary Women
CNN - almost 2 years
CNN's Richard Quest interviews Diane von Furstenberg about the DVF Awards, honoring women who show leadership, strength and commitment to their causes.
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Designers parade brands as New York Fashion Week ends in limbo
Yahoo News - about 2 years
By Elizabeth Barber NEW YORK (Reuters) - With the future of fashion shows in limbo, top name designers used New York Fashion Week to erase any doubts about their own brands, making definitive statements about the clothes and lifestyle that critics and shoppers alike can expect from them. Diane von Furstenberg, Tommy Hilfiger, Nicole Miller and other designers strove to make their mark during the week-long event that ends on Thursday, targeting both buyers and editors sitting runway-side and the consumers who increasingly dictate want they want and when they want it. Von Furstenberg told Reuters her Fall 2016 collection, shown at her downtown Manhattan headquarters, was key to “reminding everyone what this brand is about.” Karlie Kloss, joined by fellow models Kendall Jenner and Jourdan Dunn, described "the DvF woman" as someone who knows who she is and who she wants to be.
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‘Real Clothes on Real Girls’: Diane von Furstenberg’s Immersive Experience
NYTimes - about 2 years
The designer showed her latest collection in her Manhattan headquarters, with models playing out different everyday scenarios.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Diane von Fürstenberg
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 69
    In 2016, Furstenberg designed shirts for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.
  • 2014
    Age 67
    In 2014, Ovation TV featured the The Fashion Fund, a documentary about the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund competition.
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    In 2014, she joined the Ban Bossy campaign as a spokesperson advocating leadership roles for girls.
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  • 2013
    Age 66
    Her clothes have been worn by many celebrities including Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Beckinsale, Madonna, Tina Brown, Jessica Alba, Susan Sarandon and Jennifer Lopez. Google Glass made its New York Fashion Week Debut at the designer's Spring 2013 fashion show.
  • 2012
    Age 65
    In 2012, she launched her first children’s collection with GapKids and a denim collaboration with CURRENT/ELLIOTT.
  • 2008
    Age 61
    In 2008, she received a star on Seventh Avenue's Fashion Walk of Fame.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2006
    Age 59
    In 2006, she was elected as President of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, a position she still holds today.
  • 2004
    Age 57
    In 2004, she introduced the DVF by H. Stern fine jewelry collection, and launched scarves and beachwear.
  • 2001
    Age 54
    In 2001, she married American media mogul Barry Diller.
    The Fürstenbergs' marriage, although unpopular with the groom's family because of the bride's Jewish ethnicity, was considered dynastic, and on her marriage she became Her Serene Highness Princess Diane of Fürstenberg. However, she lost any claim to the title following her divorce and her 2001 remarriage.
  • 1998
    Age 51
    In 1998, she published her business memoir, Diane: A Signature Life.
  • 1997
    Age 50
    Furstenberg re-launched her company in 1997, and re-introduced the wrap dress, which gained traction with an entirely new generation of women.
  • FORTIES
  • 1992
    Age 45
    In 1992, Furstenberg sold 1.2 million dollars worth of her Silk Assets collection in two hours on QVC.
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  • 1991
    Age 44
    Furstenberg started a number of other businesses including a line of cosmetics and a home-shopping business, which she launched in 1991.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1985
    Age 38
    In 1985, she moved to Paris, France where she founded Salvy, a French-language publishing house.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1974
    Age 27
    In 1974 she introduced the knitted jersey "wrap dress", an example of which, due to its influence on women's fashion, is in the collection of the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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    Her former husband also became a fashion designer in 1974.
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  • 1972
    Age 25
    Following their divorce in 1972, she has continued to use his family name.
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  • 1969
    Age 22
    Married in 1969, the couple had two children, Prince Alexander, and Princess Tatiana, who were born in New York City.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1946
    Born
    Born on December 31, 1946.
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