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5 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT DIANE VON FURSTENBERG

April 22, 2015 by LYNNE KAYENNE - 26 Comments

Whilst in Spain, I threw on my favee Diane Von Furstenberg white silk-chiffon Camila dress which has somewhat of a bohemian mood & a 1970s-inspired shape; note the off-the-shoulder neckline, gathered waist and all over ruching. I styled my dress with black Newlook sandals,a Michael Kors bag and H&M hat but can also be teamed with a heel and boots. I love the comfort, simplicity and the confidence it gives me and most of all This Malawian can twerk in it. Today, I wanted to talk about 5 interesting facts about Diane Von Furstenberg.

1. She started her business in 1970 with $30,000. Her business empire is now believed to be worth $1.2 billion.

2. She launched the wrap dress in the early seventies. In 1976, five million wrap dresses were sold costing between $25 and $100 dollars a piece.

3. The company is now a global luxury lifestyle brand that offers four complete collections a year. DvF is available in more than 70 countries with 45 free standing shops worldwide.

4. In 2010 she decided to give away half of her fortune to ‘The Giving Pledge’, a charity set up by Bill gates to fight societies worst problems.

5. In 2012, Diane was named the most powerful woman in fashion by Forbes Magazine. She once said “”You can learn a lot more from my mistakes than my success.”
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