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Diane von Furstenberg: Belgium-born Bombshell

Diane von Furstenberg: Belgium-born Bombshell
2010/04/07 Blueprint

Her clothing and designs epitomize easy elegance and style.  Nothing is 'too much' or 'too complicated' ... but just enough to ensure you are womanly, professional, and put-together.  Let's learn a little more:

  • Diane was born Diane Simone Michelle Halfin on December 31, 1946 in Brussels, Belgium
  • Her original pathway had her studying economics at the University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Diane started designing her [infamous] knit wrap dresses in 1973
  • She was determined from the beginning: "The minute I knew I was about to be Egon's wife, I decided to have a career. I wanted to be someone of my own, and not just a plain little girl who got married beyond her desserts."
  • By 1976, she had sold 5 million dresses!!
  • As of 1993, DVF becomes a contributing editor to Vanity Fair magazine
  • She's doing it all; her other product lines include -- cosmetics, fragrances (Tatiana..after her youngest daughter), home, handbags, shoes and even a coffee table book
  • In 1998, Diane published her personal & business memoir DIANE (an excellent read!)
  • In 1999, DVF elected to the board of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and named to the board of USA Networks Inc.
  • She has quietly and gracefully taken the design world by storm...and blown up the definition of a wrap-dress
  • Trademarks: the wrap along with graphic floral prints, cinch-waist skirt suits, and forties glamour by way of seventies hippie chick
  • See her latest collections here....
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