Diane von Furstenberg Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Diane Simone Michelle Halfin is a Brussels, Belgian-born American fashion designer, born on 31 December 1946, to a Romanian father and a Greek-Jewish mother, As Diane Von Furstenberg, she is particularly known for her famous wrap dress. Diane was previously married to Prince Egon of Furstenberg from where she gets her surname. She has been active in her profession since 1970.
One of the most successful personalities in the field of fashion designing, one may wonder how rich is Diane after all? As estimated by sources, Diane counts her net worth at an amount of $1.2 billion. Needless to say, she has gathered her wealth from her successful business venture “Diane Von Furstenberg (DVF)” which is a luxury lifestyle brand. Being one of the top-rated dress designers in the world has helped Diane significantly to make her a billionaire businesswoman at the present.
Diane von Fürstenberg Net Worth $1.2 Billion
Diane was raised in Brussels by her holocaust survivor mother, and father. She attended Madrid University and later transferred to the University of Geneva graduating with a degree in economics. She started her career as an assistant to Albert Koski, a fashion photographer, then moved to Italy in order to work for textile manufacturer Angelo Ferretti where she learnt about fabrics, and started designing and producing her own clothes. In 1970, Diane started her own business as a fashion designer, and her career went a long way as she was shortly married to Prince Egon of Furstenberg(1969-72).
In 1974, Diane gained much popularity as she introduced the knitted jersey wrap dress, and was featured on the cover of Newsweek; she was also nominated as “the most marketable woman since Coco Chanel” by the magazine. Apart from being the owner of a now global luxury lifestyle brand “DVF” which offered four complete collections every year, she also launched a cosmetic line, and fragrance named “Tatiana”. She relaunched her company in 1997 while re-introducing her wrap dresses which are still very popular in the fashion industry. Her company now has 85 stores and 45 free standing shops, and operates in over 70 countries.
For her contributions to the field of fashion designing and the business world, she was rewarded with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Council of Fashion Designers Of America (CFDA). She currently serves as the president in CFDA, the position she has held since 2006. Danie was listed as the 68th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine in 2014, and the next year Time Magazine listed her in Time 100 as an icon.
Regarding her personal life, Furstenberg had two children with Prince Egon of Furstenberg, however, her title “Her Serene Highness Princess Diane Of Furstenberg” was removed after her divorce. She subsequently married Barry Diller in 2001, with whom she had been involved since the 1970s. For now, she is enjoying her career as one of the most accomplished businesswomen in the world, while her present net worth of $1.2 billion caters to her daily life in every possible way.
Maintains long-time homes in New York City and Litchfield County, Connecticut. von Furstenberg's beloved "Cloud Walk Farm" in New Milford, Connecticut was purchased in the 1970s from the estate of famed pianist Vladimir Horowitz. One of her Connecticut neighbors is Peter Gallagher. [February 2007]
Daughter of Leon Halfin and wife Liliane Nahmias, a survivor of the Holocaust.
Studied economics at the University of Geneva in Switzerland.
Married her first husband, 'Egon von Furstenberg', in Montfort-l'Amaury.
Credited with popularizing the "wrap-around" skirt in the 1970s, which became a worldwide fashion sensation, and frequently worn by Suzanne Pleshette on The Bob Newhart Show (1972). In 1976, she penned the best-seller, "Diane Von Furstenberg's Book of Beauty: How to Become a More Attractive, Confident, and Sensual Woman.".