Diane von Furstenberg has changed the world of women’s fashion. At 67 years old, she has written a new memoir that is sure to captivate the hearts of many. Diane was born in Brussels to jewish immigrants, her mother being a woman who survived the Holocaust; she became pregnant with Diane just 18 months after being liberated from the Auschwitz concentration camp. Diane studied economics at the University of Geneva, then moved to Paris to assist a famous photographer. After this, she interned at a textile manufacturing company in Italy, which is where her iconic jersey wrap dress was born. At 18, she became a princess by marrying Egon von Furstenberg, but the two were later divorced. Diane’s new book is titled “The Woman I Wanted to Be” and is a tribute to her mother. Some iconic fashion moments in her life include a classic wrap dress worn by Michelle Obama for The White House Christmas Card, being elected president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, being award the Lifetime Achievement Award by the CFDA and being listed the 68th most influential woman by Forbes magazine. Barbara Glass has interviewed Diane von Furstenberg, and explains that she is extremely charming and open to answering any questions.
Watch E!’s current show, House of DVF to see 8 young girls compete to land the dream job of becoming Diane’s “DVF Girl”, airing Sundays at 8 pm.