Diane Von Furstenberg, born 1946, is a famous Fashion designer most known for her ionic ‘wrap dress’.
Diane Von Furstenberg is one of the world most successful fashion designers. Von Furstenberg created her ‘wrap dress’ for the working woman in 1972 when she impressed the fashion world. By the mid 70s her wrap dress had revolutionised women’s apparel in America; serving as both an elegant evening gown and a comfortable work appropriate business dress for the working woman.
Von Furstenberg became an important icon in the 70s by drawing attention to the needs of a growing population of career-minded women. She soon graced the covers of The Wall Street Journal and Newsweek.
Von Furstenberg’s mother was a Nazi concentration Camp survivor, who taught her to be fearless in the face of adversity, to have self-worth and to be confident. She then went on to win a Glamour Award at the Style Powerhouse Awards in 2005.
Below you will find a selection of quotes from Diane herself.
“I design for the woman who loves being a woman.”
“I travel light. I think the most important thing is to be in a good mood and enjoy life, wherever you are.”
“I had arranged a birthday party for him and my children, who are all Aquarians. Instead, we got married. I ran out of excuses. It was just us and my children.”
“Italy will always have the best food.”
“I travel in so many different ways; I travel high, I rough it… it all depends on who I travel with.”
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