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Photo via therealdvf Instagram -- Compiled by Egypt Today CAIRO -- 31 December 2017: "I wanted to be an independent woman, a woman who could pay for her bills, a woman who could run her own life - and I became that woman." - Diane von Furstenberg

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The iconic Belgian-American Diane von FAaAaAeAe-rstenberg was born in 19 to a Romanian father and a Greek mother. Her birth name was Diane Simone Michelle Halfin, and she was raised in Brussels, Belgium. She studied at the University of Geneva in Switzerland where she met her first husband Prince Egon von FAaAaAeAe-rstenberg and became Princess Diane of FAaAaAeAe-rsten of the House of FAaAaAeAe-rstenberg when they married in 1969. She continu to use his family name after they divorced in 1983. "I travel light. I think the most important thing is to be in a good mood and enjoy life, wherever you are." - Diane von Furstenberg

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First she was an economics student, and soon she became an assistant to Albert Koski a fashion photographer agent in Paris, when she began to follow her passion for fashion. She would go on to become an apprentice to Angelo Ferretti and it was there that she would create her first dress. "Insecurity is a waste of time." - Diane von Furstenberg

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In 1972, she created the knitted jersey 'Wrap Dress' which is now placed in the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. With the help of the legendary Diana Vreeland, FAaAaAeAe-rstenberg's care took off as she placed her on the New York Fashion Week calendar. "If you're a good person, the goodness will continue through your descendants." - Diane von FAaAaAeAe-rstenber

Who would have guessed this little dress would have such a big and lasting life !!! @themuseumofmodernart IS FASHON MODERN ? ITEMS #108 wrapdress

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Her philanthropic activities saw her create the The Diller-von FAaAaAeAe-rstenbe Family Foundation with her second husband Barry Diller, a billionaire media mogul. Their foundation provides support to a variety of non-profit organizations. She has also committed her career and status to helping emerging designers rise and formed the 'Design Piracy Prohibition Act'. "Fashion is mysterious, as a rule. Why are blue jeans a classic? You just hit on something that happens to be timeless and right." - Diane von FAaAaAeAe-rstenber

found in Vogue's archive very first dress, on @PatCleveland early 70s

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Achievements: AaAeAeAeAaAaAeA AaAaAeAa1970: She was announced by News Week magaz be "the most marketable woman since Coco Chanel." AaAeAeAeAaAaAeA AaAaAeAa1976: sol 5 million wrap dresses. AaAeAeAeAaAaAeA AaAaAeAa2005: she was honored by the Coun Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) with a life achievement award. AaAeAeAeAaAaAeA AaAaAeAa2006: she was elected as the president of the CFDA. AaAeAeAeAaAaAeA Aa designed rooms for London's hotel Claridge's. AaAeAeAeAaAaAeA AaAaAeAa2011: she was the Award of Courage by amfAR for her fight against AIDS. AaAeAeAeAaAaAeA AaAaAe named by Forbes as the 68th most powerful women. AaAeAeAeAaAaAeA AaAaAeAa2011: she was h with the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Medal from the Municipal Art Society of New York for her contribution to the city. AaAeAeAeAaAaAeA AaAaAeAa2015: was la an icon by Time Magazine. AaAeAeAeAaAaAeA AaAaAeAa2016: she established the DFV awa serve as a platform for women who have taken leadership in their own fields and organizations, while also awarding them with grants.

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