Diane von Furstenberg, born on December 31, 1946, to an upper-middle class Jewish household in Brussels, is a Belgian-American fashion designer best known for her hallmark wrap dress.
When she was 18 and studying economics at the University of Geneva in Switzerland, she met Prince Egon of Fürstenberg, the elder son of a German prince and his first wife, an heiress to Fiat automotive fortune. She got married with him in 1969 and divorced three years later. The couple had two children, Alexander von Furstenberg and Princess Tatiana, who were born in New York City. And, now she is the grandmother of three children.
Clothes designed by her, emphasize femininity and spirit with bright colored prints, and can be described as “timeless.” She is currently operating DVF Studio at 874 Washington Street in New York City where she creates a line of high-end women’s apparel to be offered in DVF stores worldwide, www.dvf.com and big fashion retailers such as Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, and Neiman Marcus.
She has received Award of Excellence at The International Center in New York and is the president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) from 2006.