We love Diane von Furstenberg for her bold spirit, dedicating to empowering women, and of course, her iconic contribution to fashion. Introducing our December woman of the month, DVF.
Who Is Diane von Furstenberg?
Diane von Furstenberg is first and foremost an iconic and world-renowned fashion designer. Her luxurious global brand features apparel, handbags, shoes, accessories, and of course, her signature item - the wrap dress.
Diane designed her first dress in 1970, but the famous wrap dress wasn’t created until 1974. Shortly after, it took the world by storm. The incredible success of the classy and timeless wrap dress led Newsweek to name Diane von Furstenberg “the most marketable woman since Coco Chanel” just two years later.
Karlie Kloss in the 2016 runway show for Diane von Furstenberg.
After taking a brief hiatus from the fashion industry in the 80s, Diane later came back in full force and her brand is now more popular than ever. She’s been worn by celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and political figures including Michelle Obama.
Her powerful influence and impact on the world of fashion led her to be chosen as president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Diane von Furstenberg has been named the “most powerful woman in fashion” by Forbes Magazine, and one of TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people. She is married to Barry Diller and has two children.
3 Reasons We Love Her
- Diane’s history is both inspiring and empowering. She is a Belgian-born immigrant to the United States, and her first job was as an assistant to a fashion photographer. Her mother, a survivor of the Holocaust, always taught Diane that “fear is not an option.” She is living proof that hard work and determination can lead to success.
- How could we not love Diane for her genius in coming up with the wrap dress? This waist-accentuating, curve-hugging dress is both comfortable and appropriate for any occasion. It showcases a classy, low-cut neckline and a feminine tie at the waist. It’s such a simple concept, but we love how flattering it is on every body type.
- Diane is a strong advocate of women in leadership. She spearheaded the “DVF Awards” which are presented each year to four female leaders who exhibit strength and courage while promoting women’s causes. She also was a spokesperson for the Ban Bossy campaign, and a board member of Vital Voices.
From left: Gloria Steinem (2015 Lifetime Leadership Honoree), Hillary Clinton, and Melanne Verveer with Diane at the 2015 DVF Awards.
Little Known Fact About Diane von Furstenberg
Did you know Diane von Furstenberg used to be a princess? Diane’s first husband was a German Prince. She met Egon von Furstenberg during her freshman year of college. They got pregnant with their first child, married, and had another child. After Egon admitted to a series of affairs, the couple divorced and Diane continued to use the family name.
Our Favorite Quote
“Don’t blame your parents, don’t blame your boyfriend, don’t blame the weather. Accept the reality, embrace the challenge, and deal with it. Be in charge of your own life. Turn negatives into positives and be proud to be a woman.”
Diane for Vouge.
Why Diane von Furstenberg Would Love Uwila Warrior
We think Diane would fall in love with Uwila Warrior because of the values we share. At Uwila Warrior, we also celebrate women in leadership. We believe that nothing should hold you back from reaching your potential. Diane von Furstenberg is a woman who doesn’t take “no” for an answer. Even after having two children, she didn’t put aside her goals for a successful career or her aspirations to be apart of the fashion industry.
Uwila Warrior underwear is made for daring women like Diane von Furstenberg, who know when it’s time to put themselves first. Because of Diane’s unique, bold, and vibrant designs, we think she’d love our glow-in-the-dark lace panties.
Thank you, Diane von Furstenberg, for reminding us that it’s never too late to make our dreams a reality.