• Marc Bryan-Brown


    Diane Von Furstenberg Undressed

    The iconic designer who is an inspiration to women discusses the women who inspire her.

    Diane Von Furstenberg does not want to talk about the wrap dress.  Her famous dress turned 40 this year, but she addressed the 5th annual Women in the World conference to talk about something else.  When Tina Brown launched the women’s summit, Von Furstenberg launched her DVF awards, which are given to women of inspiration along with a $50,000 stipend for the charity of choice.  

    This year’s People’s Voice award was presented to Veronika Scott, founder and CEO of The Empowerment Plan whose parents struggled with unemployment, mental health issues and addiction. Von Furstenberg described how Scott designed a coat that could be turned into a blanket for homeless women in Detroit. Now Scott employs the homeless to make the product.  

  • Diane von Furstenberg, Cochairman and Founder, Diane von Furstenberg Studio L.P. and Lara Spencer, Co-Anchor, ABC's Good Morning America on 'Diane Von Furstenberg: Women In The World Interview' at the Women in the World Conference 2013. (Roxxe Ireland/Bryan-Brown)


    And the DVF Awards Go to ...

    Iconic designer Diane von Furstenberg was glowing as she honored the recipients of her annual DVF awards.

    Legendary fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg paid tribute to an extraordinary group of women on Friday afternoon at the Women in the World Summit, starting with her own mother, Lily.

    “In 1945,” von Furstenberg said, “there was a young girl who was 20 who got arrested by the Germans. She was in the house doing her resistance work, and she got sent to the death camp at Auschwitz. She made it. She survived. Fourteen months later, she weighed 48 pounds. But her spirit was amazing.”