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Diane von Fürstenberg

Fashion designer
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Net worth 2018: $1.2 Billion
Residence: Brussels
Country: United States
BirthDay: 31 December 1946
Sigh: Capricorn
Education: University of Geneva

Diane von Fürstenberg was bornon 31 December 1946 in Brussels, American, is Fashion designer. Diane von Furstenberg – born Diane Simone Michelle Halfin – is a Belgian-American fashion designer and entrepreneur. More popularly known as DVF, she is the founder of her fashion label by the same name. Having been associated with the fashion industry for more than four decades, she went on to become one of the most respected names in the world of fashion. In fact, fashion experts consider her the pioneer of some of the most iconic and timeless fashion trends of all times. Her designs were dubbed liberating, making her a prominent figure during the women’s liberation movement of the seventies. With time, her brand has grown from a fashion label to a style statement. This is evident by the fact that top celebrities - such as the First Lady, A-list Hollywood stars and the Duchess of Cambridge - have donned dresses, shoes and accessories designed by her. Adding further dimension to her portfolio, she also introduced home decor, designer luggage and eyewear under the DVF brand name. A supporter of female emancipation, she has actively been involved in philanthropic endeavors. Many of her altruistic initiatives are aimed at empowering women from around the globe. Von Furstenberg is also a published author, with a number of books under her belt


$1.2 Billion


Her second memoir came out in 2014, the same year as her becoming a part of the ‘Ban Bossy’ campaign, which aims to empower young women and girls


She launched a diffusion collection named ‘Diane’ in 2011, calling it the “core of DVF”


A feminist by nature, she launched ‘DVF Awards’ in 2010 to honor women with exceptional leadership skills


She married media tycoon Barry Diller in 2001, having known him since the seventies


She has written two memoirs titled ‘Diane: A Signature Life’ (1998) and ‘The Woman I Wanted To Be’ (2014)


In 1997, she reopened her business and brought back her signature wrap dresses


From 1985-1989, she was in a relationship with French author Alain Elkann


During her hiatus from the fashion world from 1983-1997, she worked on three coffee-table books


In 1974, she launched a cosmetic line and a perfume named ‘Tatiana’, a namesake of her daughter


Diane attained phenomenal success after introducing her wrap dress in April 1972, a sample of which was placed in the ‘Metropolitan Museum of Art’


This led her to produce and display her first collection at New York City’s ‘Gotham Hotel’, in April 1970


Von Furstenberg’s designing career formally started after moving to New York City, with her then-husband, in 1969

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