Biographies of famous fashion designers are similar as two punctuation marks: born, studied, fell in love, inspired … In the case of Diana von Furstenberg, all the fun begins at the stage of “married”, and the stage of “falling in love” was safely skipped. In the early 70s, a stubborn woman married an Austrian prince. As Diana later admitted in an interview, she “just wanted to be the wife of a rich man.” This gave her independence and freedom of action. In 1973, she released her first collection.
Diane von Furstenberg herself presented her first dresses. Not fashion models and not supermodels – the author of the collection herself looked at customers from advertising posters. Continue reading