Diane by Diane Von Furstenberg
A Signature Life

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See Reader Rating

Synopsis

The frank and compelling story of an extraordinary woman and her adventures in fashion, business, and life.

“Most fairy tales end with the girl marrying the prince. That's where mine began,” says Diane Von Furstenberg. Von Furstenberg lived the American Dream before she was thirty, building a multimillion-dollar fashion empire while raising two children and living life in the fast lane. Her wrap dress, a cultural phenomenon in the seventies, hangs in the Smithsonian Institution; her entry into the beauty business in 1979 was as serendipitous and as successful.

Von Furstenberg learned her trade in the trenches, crisscrossing the country to make personal appearances at department stores, selling her dresses and cosmetics. That business had its ups and downs, as the fashionista entrepreneur’s unparalleled success became the source of its own undoing and she contended with bankruptcy, the loss of her business, and finally a complete self-reinvention that took her back to the top of the industry. This revealing and contemplative memoir works to make sense of the contradictions of the author’s life: glamour vs. hard work, European vs. American, daughter of a Holocaust survivor vs. wife of an Austro-Italian prince, mother vs. entrepreneur, lover vs. tycoon. She emerges wiser, stronger, and ever more determined never to sacrifice her passion for life.
 

About Diane Von Furstenberg

See more books from this Author
Diane Von Furstenber
 
Published March 26, 2013 by Simon & Schuster. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, Arts & Photography, Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

Reader Rating for Diane
72%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 17 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×