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Diane von Fürstenberg (1946)

Belgian-born, Diane Von Fürstenberg arrived in the fashion world in 1972 with her simple knit jersey wrap dress. She got the inspiration seeing Julie Nixon Eisenhower on television wearing one of her wrap tops with one of her skirts, and decided to combine the two garments in one. Her marriage to Prince Egon Von Fürstenberg helped her to become some jet-set icon though they split in 1973.  By 1976, she had sold more than 5 million of this signature item, which had become iconic, both for the Studio 54 crowd and the Park Avenue set. She went through difficulties in the 80s and 90s but in 1997, her brand made a fresh and prosperous start. Just like Coco Chanel, she chose jersey as her signature fabric. « Male designers don't like jersey, she says. Why do we like jersey? Because we know how it moves with the body. »

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Danielle Zinaic for Diane von Fürstenberg Campaign, 1998
Danielle Zinaic for Diane von Fürstenberg Campaign, 1998
Diane Von Fürstenberg, Evening Dress, Fall/Winter 2008, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Diane Von Fürstenberg, Evening Dress, Fall/Winter 2008, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Ali Kay for Diane von Fürstenberg Campaign, 2009
Ali Kay for Diane von Fürstenberg Campaign, 2009
Diane Von Fürstenberg by Elliott Erwitt for Vogue, 1976
Diane Von Fürstenberg by Elliott Erwitt for Vogue, 1976
Diane von Fürstenberg Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2013
Diane von Fürstenberg Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2013
Diane von Fürstenberg in a warehouse, 1977
Diane von Fürstenberg in a warehouse, 1977
Diane von Fürstenberg, Ensemble, photographed by Guy Bourdin for Vogue, 1983
Diane von Fürstenberg, Ensemble, photographed by Guy Bourdin for Vogue, 1983
Diane von Fürstenberg for the Cover of Newsweek, 1976
Diane von Fürstenberg for the Cover of Newsweek, 1976
Diane Von Fürstenberg, Wrap Dress, ca. 1970, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadephia

Diane Von Fürstenberg, Wrap Dress, ca. 1970, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadephia

Diane von Fürstenberg Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2002
Diane von Fürstenberg Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2002
Diane von Fürstenberg, Dress, Spring/Summer 1983
Diane von Fürstenberg, Dress, Spring/Summer 1983
Diane von Fürstenberg Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1975
Diane von Fürstenberg Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1975
Cybil Shepard in Taxi Driver directed by Martin Scorsese, Wrap Dress by Diane von Fürstenberg, 1975
Cybil Shepard in Taxi Driver directed by Martin Scorsese, Wrap Dress by Diane von Fürstenberg, 1975
Diane Von Fürstenberg by Ron Galella at Studio 54, 1978
Diane Von Fürstenberg by Ron Galella at Studio 54, 1978
Diane von Fürstenberg in her showroom, photographed by Burt Glinn, 1976
Diane von Fürstenberg in her showroom, photographed by Burt Glinn, 1976
Diane Von Fürstenberg, Dress, 1975-1976, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Diane Von Fürstenberg, Dress, 1975-1976, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Diane von Fürstenberg Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2013
Diane von Fürstenberg Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 2013
Diane von Fürstenberg in her office, photographed by Santi Visalli, 1972
Diane von Fürstenberg in her office, photographed by Santi Visalli, 1972
Diane von Fürstenberg and models for her Spring/Summer Collection, 1976
Diane von Fürstenberg and models for her Spring/Summer Collection, 1976
Diane Von Fürstenberg, Dress, 1973, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Diane Von Fürstenberg, Dress, 1973, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
Diane von Fürstenberg Lookbook, Spring/Summer 2014
Diane von Fürstenberg Lookbook, Spring/Summer 2014
Diane von Fürstenberg, Dress, ca. 1976, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles
Diane von Fürstenberg, Dress, ca. 1976, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles
Danielle Zinaic for Diane von Fürstenberg Campaign, 1998
Danielle Zinaic for Diane von Fürstenberg Campaign, 1998
Diane von Fürstenberg by Ron Galella, 1990
Diane von Fürstenberg by Ron Galella, 1990
Diane Von Fürstenberg working in studio, photographed by Bert Glinn, 1976
Diane Von Fürstenberg working in studio, photographed by Bert Glinn, 1976
Cybil Shepard in Taxi Driver directed by Martin Scorsese, Wrap Dress by Diane von Fürstenberg, 1975
Cybil Shepard in Taxi Driver directed by Martin Scorsese, Wrap Dress by Diane von Fürstenberg, 1975
Diane Von Fürstenberg, Evening Dress, 2009, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadephia
Diane Von Fürstenberg, Evening Dress, 2009, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadephia
Diane von Fürstenberg, in Vogue Pattern, 1976

Diane von Fürstenberg, in Vogue Pattern, 1976

Danielle Zinaic for Diane von Fürstenberg Campaign, 1998
Danielle Zinaic for Diane von Fürstenberg Campaign, 1998
Diane von Fürstenberg Lookbook, Spring/Summer, 2014
Diane von Fürstenberg Lookbook, Spring/Summer, 2014
Diane von Fürstenberg by Roger Prigent, 1972
Diane von Fürstenberg by Roger Prigent, 1972
Diane von Fürstenberg by François Halard for Vogue, 2006
Diane von Fürstenberg by François Halard for Vogue, 2006
Jerry Hall for Diane von Fürstenberg Fashion Show, 1973
Jerry Hall for Diane von Fürstenberg Fashion Show, 1973
Diane von Fürstenberg Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2002
Diane von Fürstenberg Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2002
Diane von Fürstenberg, Dress, 1978
Diane von Fürstenberg, Dress, 1978
Diane Von Fürstenberg, polaroid by Andy Warhol, 1984
Diane Von Fürstenberg, polaroid by Andy Warhol, 1984
Diane von Fürstenberg, in Vogue Pattern, ca. 1977
Diane von Fürstenberg, in Vogue Pattern, ca. 1977
Diane von Fürstenberg by Ara Gallant for Interview Magazine, 1977
Diane von Fürstenberg by Ara Gallant for Interview Magazine, 1977
Diane von Fürstenberg Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1977
Diane von Fürstenberg Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1977
Diane von Fürstenberg Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1983
Diane von Fürstenberg Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1983
Diane von Fürstenberg Fahsion Show, Spring/Summer 1983

Diane von Fürstenberg Fahsion Show, Spring/Summer 1983

Diane von Fürstenberg, Dress, Spring/Summer 1977
Diane von Fürstenberg, Dress, Spring/Summer 1977
Diane von Fürstenberg, Dress, Spring/Summer 1999
Diane von Fürstenberg, Dress, Spring/Summer 1999
Diane von Fürstenberg, Dress, Fall/Winter 2013
Diane von Fürstenberg, Dress, Fall/Winter 2013
Diane von Fürstenberg, Dress, Fall/Winter 1973
Diane von Fürstenberg, Dress, Fall/Winter 1973
Diane von Fürstenberg in a wrap dress of her own design, 1973
Diane von Fürstenberg in a wrap dress of her own design, 1973
Diane von Fürstenberg, Ensemble, Fall/Winter 1970
Diane von Fürstenberg, Ensemble, Fall/Winter 1970
Diane von Fürstenberg at work, 1970s
Diane von Fürstenberg at work, 1970s
Diane Von Fürstenberg and his husband Egon by Horst P. Horst, 1972
Diane Von Fürstenberg and his husband Egon by Horst P. Horst, 1972
Diane von Fürstenberg, Dresses, Fall/Winter 1974
Diane von Fürstenberg, Dresses, Fall/Winter 1974
Diane von Fürstenberg Fashion Show, Fall/Winter  1982
Diane von Fürstenberg Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1982
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