Diane von Furstenberg, formerly Princess Diane of Fürstenberg (German: Diane Prinzessin zu Fürstenberg, born 31 December 1946) 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. Following their divorce in 1972, she has continued to use his family name, although she is no longer entitled to use the title princess following her divorce and subsequent remarriage in 2001.
She re-launched her fashion company, Diane von Furstenberg (DVF), in 1997, with the reintroduction of her famous wrap dress. The company is now a global luxury lifestyle brand offering four complete collections a year. DVF is available in over 70 countries and 45 free-standing shops worldwide. The company’s headquarters and flagship boutique are located in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District.
In 2005, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) awarded her the Lifetime Achievement Award and the following year named her as their president, a position she has held since 2006. As of 2014, she is listed as the 68th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes, and her company has 85 stores worldwide. In 2015, Time Magazine named her to the Time 100, as an Icon.
Attitude is everything.
My face carries all of my memories. Why would I erase them?Diane Von Furstenberg
Generosity is the best investment.Diane Von Furstenberg
The biggest mistake a woman can make is to not be herself in public or private.Diane Von Furstenberg
Beauty is perfect, in its imperfections. So you just have to go with the imperfections.Diane Von Furstenberg
I didn't really know what I wanted to do, but I knew the woman I wanted to become.Diane Von Furstenberg
Insecurity is a waste of time.Diane Von Furstenberg
Now is the time to become a myth.Diane Von Furstenberg
Be a woman. Never forget to be a woman.Diane Von Furstenberg
When you pack lightly, you live lightly.Diane Von Furstenberg