Designer Dish. Diane Von Furstenberg Opens Up To Harper’s Bazaar

September 29, 2009 • Fashion


Diane Von Furstenberg

In the October '09 issue of Harper's Bazaar, the magazine features a candid interview with legendary designer and fashion icon Diane von Furstenberg. The designer opens up about love, her wildly successful eponymous label, and her own personal style. As a powerful name in the fashion industry for the past few decades, and now as the outspoken president of the CFDA, Diane von Furtsenberg's influence is practically unparalleled in the fashion world, yet she remains a pillar of elegance and grace. On the topic of her career, even in these uncertain times, she says: " I have great satisfaction because the older I get, the younger my consumers are. And that's kinda fun, and that's kind of keeping me young and making me relevant." Von Furtsenberg tends to each subject in the interview with a tone of assurance, yet when asked about her personal mission, the designer reveals the strength and assertiveness that has undoubtedly helped her maintain the success of her empire and will continue to do so for many years to come. She states her mission as: To empower women. Why? Because I wanted to be an empowered woman, and I became an empowered woman. And I do it through my clothes, I do it through my words, I do it through my money, I do it through everything."

The full Diane Von Furstenberg interview is available at

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