Is there a woman alive who wouldn’t love an iconic Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress (or 5) in her closet? Okay, yes, there are likely a few, but let’s ignore them for now because I simply cannot understand that perspective. Assuming we can’t all go out and drop a few thousand bucks on dresses this week, we can get our DVF fix on with a new book and TV show!
DVF’s latest book, published just last week, The Woman I Wanted to Be, is a reflection on her life. In her words, the woman she wanted to be was one “who is independent and who doesn’t rely on a man to pay her bills.” Mission accomplished. What began with one brilliant idea in 1974 has since evolved into a multinational design dynasty.
DVF also premiered a reality show last night on E! titled “House of DVF” that promises to be a wondrous dose of fashion eye candy mixed up with a fantastic bit of reality TV crazy. Case in point, one of the contestants sold her eggs so that she could afford to go to fashion week. Um, wow. Eight contestants are vying for a chance to become DVF’s first ever Global Brand Ambassador.
But behind all of her fame and glamour is an inspirational, strong and powerful woman, and a daughter, mother and grandmother. DVF’s mother survived Auschwitz and gave birth to her just 18 months later. She said this about her relationship with her mother:
Most people’s mothers are the most influential person in their life. But my mother survived the camps, and she was very strong. She made me strong, but she wanted me to be strong. That’s more important.
You can find DVF’s designs just about anywhere you look, but to get it from the source click the links below!