Diane Von Furstenberg (DVF)
Diane Von Furstenberg (or to be correct, Diane Von Fürstenberg - but the lady herself prefers to omit the umlaut from the "u'' )is a fashion designer from Brussels, Belgium. Her designs are frequently abbreviated to the acronym DVF. She joins Jean-Claude Van Damme as one of those rare people - a famous Belgian. No, you can't include Hercule Poirot - he's fictional!
Diane Von Furstenberg is best known for her wrap dress, although in addition to dresses she designs coats, jackets, blouses, trousers, skirts, bags, dresses, shoes, swimear (mostly bikinis) and accessories including bold contemporary jewellery. This website has been designed to provide information on Diane Von Furstenburg and her designer fashions.
Many pieces from Diane Von Furstenberg's new Autumn Winter 2011 / 2012 collection are available online. The dress on the right is from the Spring Summer 09 season and is called "Eliza". It is made from silk and features a lace insert at the centre front and the hem. Glamourous with understated sex appeal, and also available in black.
It is also worth looking here. From this page on the Designer Clothing website, you will find further links to clothing and accessories from DVF's current and past seasons.
In 1977, Diane was awarded the Fragrance Foundation Award. In 1983, she achieved the City of Hope Spirit of Life Award; she got the Savvy Magazine award from 1984 to 1988, the Einstein College of Medicine Spirit of Achievement award in 1984 abd the Mayor of the City of New York's Statue of Liberty Medal in 1986.
In 2005, Diane Von Furstenberg was awarded a lifetime achievement award by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). In 2006 she was made president of the CFDA.
Some of Diane's other achievements
- She had three books published - the "Book of Beauty" in 1976, "Beds" in 1991 and "Diane: A Signature Life" in 1998.
- When she marketed her products on QVC in the 1990s, she sold £700,000 worth of clothes in two hours.
- Overall, her products grossed sales in excess of $1 billion in the 1980s.
- Not only does Diane Von Furstenberg add her signature to clothing, but her range now includes homewares such as towels and bedlinen; sunglasses; cosmetics and a fragrance named Tatiana, after her daughter.