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Diane von Furstenberg

Owner, Fashion Designer, Diane von Furstenberg Studio, L.P.
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Net worth 2018: $300 Million
Industry: Other
Residence: New York, New York
Country: United States
BirthDay: 31 December 1946
Sigh: Capricorn
Children: 2
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, University of Geneva Interpreters School
BIOGRAPHY

Diane von Furstenberg was bornon 31 December 1946 in New York, New York, United States, is Owner, Fashion Designer, Diane von Furstenberg Studio, L.P.. Brussels-born designer got her start in 1972 but became a household name when the body-hugging wrap dress launched four years later. More than one million wrap dresses were sold by 1976. Von Furstenberg left the fashion industry in 1985 to start a publishing house in Paris but came back in 1997. Her brand now encompasses handbags, shoes, jewelry and accessories and is sold in over 55 countries with 148 DVF stores. She shares ownership of DVF with her husband, media billionaire Barry Diller, and her two children from her previous marriage to a german aristocrat.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2015

$450 Million

2016

$340 Million

2017

$300 Million

2018

$300 Million

TIMELINE
2016

In 2016, Fürstenberg designed shirts for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign

2014

In 2014, the E! network aired the first season of reality show House of DVF

2013

Google Glass made its New York Fashion Week Debut at the designer's Spring 2013 fashion show

2012

In 2012, Fürstenberg launched her first children’s collection with GapKids and a denim collaboration with CURRENT/ELLIOTT

2011

The foundation supports the "DVF Awards", presented annually to four women who display leadership, strength, and courage in their commitment to women's causes, and in 2011, the foundation made a $20 million commitment to the High Line

2010

In 2010, von Fürstenberg was awarded a Gold Medal at the annual Queen Sofia Spanish Institute Gold Medal Gala

2009

In 2009, Michelle Obama wore the DVF signature Chain Link print wrap dress on The Official White House Christmas Card

2008

In 2008, she received a star on Seventh Avenue's Fashion Walk of Fame

2006

In 2006, she was elected as President of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, a position she still holds today

2001

In 2001, she married American media mogul Barry Diller

1998

In 1998, she published her business memoir, Diane: A Signature Life

1997

Fürstenberg re-launched her company in 1997, and re-introduced the wrap dress, which gained traction with an entirely new generation of women

1991

Fürstenberg started a number of other businesses including a line of cosmetics and a home-shopping business, which she launched in 1991

1985

In 1985, Fürstenberg moved to Paris, France where she founded Salvy, a French-language publishing house

1979

The New York Times reported that by 1979 the annual retail sales for the company were $150 million

1976

After the phenomenal success of the wrap dress, Furstenberg was featured on the cover of Newsweek magazine in 1976

1974

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

1973

" After the Fürstenbergs separated in 1973 (they were divorced in 1983), Egon also became a fashion designer

1969

Married in 1969, the couple had two children, Prince Alexander, and Princess Tatiana, who were born in New York City

1946

Diane von Fürstenberg, formerly Princess Diane of Fürstenberg (German: Diane Prinzessin zu Fürstenberg; born Diane Simone Michelle Halfin; December 31, 1946) is a Belgian-American fashion designer best known for her iconic wrap dress

1929

Her father was Moldovian-born Leon (Lipa) Halfin, who had migrated to Belgium in 1929 from Chişinău

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