Fashion Icon Diane von Fürstenberg

We talk remarkable women and remarkable fashion with fashion icon Diane von Furstenberg.

Diane von Furstenberg is greeted with applause after showing her fall 2010 collection, Feb. 14, 2010, during Fashion Week in New York. (AP)

Diane von Furstenberg was one of the most successful fashion designers of the 20th century. Now, in the 21st, she still at it. Right out front. And with a new emphasis: not just dressing women, but speaking out for women’s voices, women’s empowerment.

Her own story is of empowerment. Born to a holocaust survivor just eighteen months out of the camps. Married to a German prince. Sold five million of her famous “wrap” dresses by the time she was 27. On the cover of Newsweek at 29. And right out front in 2011.

This hour, On Point: a conversation with Diane von Furstenberg.

-Tom Ashbrook


Diane von Fürstenberg, world-famous fashion designer. She’s creator of the iconic wrap dress. She serves as president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America and sits on the board of Vital Voices Global Partnership, an international non-profit that works to identify and empower emerging women leaders across the globe.  Her “People’s Voice Award” will be given out March 11. You can see the nominees and vote online here.

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