The legendary fashion designer, author, and pop icon Diane von Furstenberg will be in St. Louis to feature in The St. Louis Fashion Fund’s, “Speaking of Fashion” series, this October 11th at Washington University. Register here: DVF in STL

Registered attendees are sure to enjoy “Conversations with Diane von Furstenberg”, a free talk from von Furstenberg. We are certain to hear details of her awe inspiring life, years in fashion, and the future of the industry as she sees it.

The two day event will be one of St. Louis’s biggest fashion events this Fall. Joining the event will be special guest former Head of Fashion and Beauty at YouTube and New York Times best-selling author Derek Blasberg.

In addition to the talk, a trunk show is scheduled featuring the Diane von Furstenberg 2022 Fall Line. The dates are Tuesday the 11th from Noon – 6pm and Wednesday the 12th from 10am to 4PM at the Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis. This event is free and open to the public.

If you would like to read up on DVF here is a great read, The Woman I Wanted to Be, by Diane von Fursternberg.

Here are a few quick fun facts about Diane von Furstenberg that I wanted to share with DELUX readers.

Married A Prince and Lived Happily Ever after.

In 1965 while attending the University of Geneva, the then Diane Simone Michele Halfin met and was first not very impressed with the German Prince Edouard Egon von und zu Fürstenberg. In her memoirs, Diane writes that she caught feelings for the young German while stuck in the snow during a ski trip. She wrote that she was charmed by his helplessness. They separated when Diane wanted to pursue what made her happy in Paris, but Egon longed for her and called her to New York and she accepted. The two would marry in the summer of ’69. Their marriage brought forth two children Prince Alexandre Egon and Princess Tatiana Desirée. Diane and Egon would eventually split and divorce but remained close and always in love. 

Creator of the Iconic Wrap Dress

“A climax to the American sportswear wrapping tradition came in the 1970s via the sensation of Von Furstenberg’s wrap dress. Its fundamental form was already deeply embedded in the American designer sportswear tradition; a new woman designer translated the style into 1970s fabrics and colors, generally brighter, bolder, and more synthetic (and stretchy) than the early examples to which the silhouette and design principle are indebted.” –

It is reported that Diane has sold over 5 million wrap dresses!

Served as CFDA Chairwoman 2006-2019

Upon winning the Andre Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005, DVF was elected Chairwoman of the Council of Fashion Designers of America. The CFDA is a not-for-profit trade association established in 1962 by Eleanor Lambert, that since its inception was created to support designers. Brought into the CFDA by then President and CEO Steven Kolb, the duo went on to grow the membership from 250 to almost 500, took control of New York Fashion Week, fought for copyright protections of members, strengthened the focus on emerging talent, and much more according to CFDA’s website. 

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