Thursday, June 21, 2012

Diane von Furstenberg’s Manhattan Penthouse***


“I design for the woman who loves being a woman.” – Diane von Furstenberg

Known as the “most marketable designer since Coco Chanel”, Diane Von Furstenberg top American fashion designer, was born in Belgium. Her father immigrated to Belgium from Chisinau (the capital of Moldavia) in 1929. Her mother was Greek-born a Holocaust survivor. She studied economics in Switzerland.  At school Diane Halfin met her future husband Prince Egon Von Furstenberg (who she was married to from 1969-1972). She got her first job in 1969 at a silk printing factory and soon found herself creating sample dresses. The following year, the new Von Furstenberg, along with her husband, relocated to New York City. Determined to make something of herself, by 1972 she had designed her first article of clothing, a shirtdress. With $30,000 and support from then editor of Vogue, Diana Vreeland, the ‘Diane Von Furstenberg’ label was established. By 1974, inspired by traditional Japanese kimonos, Von Furstenberg unveiled her signature look; the wrap dress. Her subtle yet sexy dress intended for the working woman to wear both in the boardroom and out on the town, was an overnight success. Within a year, she expanded her label to include production on eyewear, accessories and luggage; quickly becoming a lifestyle brand. Just two years after the introduction of the wrap dress, Von Furstenberg’s sales were in the millions, landing her on the cover of both Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal. To this day, Diane Von Furstenberg is the only fashion designer to grace the cover of Newsweek magazine. In 1985 she moved to Paris, where she started up the publishing house, ‘Salvy’. After five years, she returned home to New York City and in 1992 re-entered the fashion world by producing the clothing line, ‘Silk Assets’, Her new line was a hit and by 1997, Diane Von Furstenberg was ready to build her brand again. She successfully re-launched her label, this time under the name ‘DVF’. Her hippie chick look mixed in with forties glamour appeals to women of all ages and ranks including celebrities like Mary Tyler Moore, Uma Thurman, Heidi Klum, Jennifer Garner, Blake Lively and America Ferrera. Thanks to the important influence Diane Von Furstenberg’s ‘wrap dress’ had on women’s fashion, a sample hangs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. With her triumphant re-launch and a fresh new start, in 1998, Von Furstenberg published her memoir; “Diane: A Signature Life”.
Диана фон Фюрстенберг(1946) , известный американский дизайнер одежды.  Ее отец Леон Халфин эмигрировал в Бельгию из Кишинева (Молдавия) в 1929 году. Мать Дианы – Лилиан Нахмияс – гречанка еврейского происхождения (oсталась в живых после пребывания в фашистском лагере Освенцим).Диана воспитывалась в различных интернатах в Испании и Франции. Затем она переехала к матери в Швейцарию, где изучала экономику в университете Женевы. Когда ей было 18 лет, она познакомилась с принцем Эгоном фон Фюрстенбергом, старшим сыном немецкого принца и его первой жены. В 1969 году они поженились (расстались спустя 3 года после свадьбы). Своим детям Диана дала русские имена – Татьяна и Александр. Так звали подругу Владимира Маяковского Татьяну Яковлеву и ее мужа, с которыми также дружила будущий дизайнер.
“Я люблю Россию, я выросла на русской литературе и русских героинях. Мой отец разговаривал со мной по-русски, когда я была маленькая. Он меня очень любил, и с тех пор русский язык у меня ассоциируется с любовью”.
На момент своей свадьбы Диана является ассистентом владельца крупной текстильной мануфактуры Анджело Феретти. Уже тогда проявилась присущая модельеру целеустремленность и стремление к самостоятельности: Диана не желает зависеть целиком и полностью от мужа-миллиардера и начинает создавать свои собственные платья. Приехав в Нью-Йорк, дизайнер встречается с Дайаной Вриланд (главным редактором издания Vogue на тот момент), которая высоко оценила творения начинающего модельера.В 1970 году, имея стартовый капитал в 30 000$, Диана занялась дизайном женской одежды. Через два года появляется бренд Diane Von Furstenberg. В 1973 году модельер создает свое знаменитое платье с запахом – wrap dress, в котором полностью отсутствуют такие элементы, как пуговицы и молнии. Экземпляр этого платья находится в коллекции Costume Institut of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Институт Костюма Музея Искусств Метрополитен).Однако с годами популярность DVF стала падать, и в 1985 году Диана фон Фюрстенберг решает оставить модный бизнес и переехать в Париж. Там она основала издательство Slavy, занимавшееся переводом книг с английского на французский.Модельер возвращается в Нью-Йорк в 1990 году, однако в тот момент про нее уже мало кто помнит. Двумя годами позже она заканчивает работу над шелковым балахоном – Silk Assets, который с успехом продается и пользуется небывалой популярностью. Возможно именно этот факт способствовал тому, что в середине 90-х многие вспомнили и о знаменитых платьях с запахом от Дианы фон Фюрстенберг и начали скупать их в винтажных магазинах и на блошиных рынках.В 1997 году Диана возвращается в модную индустрию.
В 2001 году Диана вышла замуж во второй раз, за американского миллиардера и медиа магната Барри Диллера, с которым в течение пяти лет в середине 1970-х ее связывали романтические отношения. Тогда пара, все же, рассталась.







Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2012











 









































In 2001, she married American billionaire media mogul Barry Diller, with whom she had been involved, off and on, since the 1970s.











via architecturaldigest.com,vogue.it,butterboom.com,marvelous-girl.com,guardian.co.uk,fashionologie.com,mycloset.com,wiki.wildberries.ru,

 
                                       Aurelia

81 comments:

  1. Thank you for this information. A woman is incredible.
    Kisses

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  2. wow! thats looks amazing!

    sure I want to follow each other! I am following you, your turn! :)

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  3. Great post, I like it. (:

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  4. the interior shots are just amazing xx

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  5. I love her! :) Thank you for your comment and we did win again! :)

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  6. That apartment is out of this world! All the furnishings are heavenly and so quirky. It's insane. Love it!

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  7. Amazing pictures i adore her stuff!!!Thanks for visiting and your lovely comments on my blog i highly appreciated :)


    xoxo
    Cari
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  8. This is a dream - it looks great! Love her style!
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  9. wowww beautiful pics!! love the house!! :O

    thanks for your visit!! I'm new following!

    have a nice weekend!
    xoxo
    TrendyIceCream

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  10. Very interesting story, thanks!!!


    xoxo Iren
    http://livinginakittensworld.blogspot.com/

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  11. Amazing pictures!!! and fantastic apartement!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  12. thanks for comment, great post I follow;)

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  13. great post, love photos! :)

    follow you :)

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  14. WOW! Such an extravagent decoration! LOVE IT!
    xoxox

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  15. I love her! I love her sofa with the lip form and the garden in the roof!
    un kiss
    Rocío
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  16. Me ha encantado el sofá con forma de labios!!!Lo pondría hasta en mi casa!!!

    SORTEO/GIVEAWAY

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    Un saludo!!!

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  17. hello, I really liked your blog and the post is very nice, thanks for following me and I follow. if you can follow me on bloglovin.
    a kiss

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  18. Amazing post...i really love her.She is just a wonderful designer and person:)She is one of my favorite fashion designers.Much love

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  19. she is the best!!

    xx

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  20. Your blog is great! Keep it up!

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    I'm following you, hope you do the same!

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  21. i love DVF! she is such an amazing designer. :)

    lovely pics of her interior inspirations. :)

    have a great wknd, aurelia!


    xoxo
    jasmine
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  22. A great designer ;)
    I will be glad to follow you back!
    Wish you the best ^^

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  23. Love her style, wrap dresses and the prints! So beautiful! thanks for sharing! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style-Delights Blog

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  24. Thank you! That's an awesome house! And she has a lot of paintings of herself! ;)

    xx Marije

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  25. Amazing! If my house was anywhere near like hers, I would be inspired and creative everyday! I love Diane von Furstenberg - her clothes are so special and beautiful!
    - Che

    style-che.blogspot.com

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  26. oh my gosh, the bed with the curtains is amazing, like an exotic cubby house :D I've always wanted a bed like that :)

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    xx

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  27. Oh, I wish I had a house like that :D It look so cool! I absolutely love the lips couch :D Thanks for all the infor about Diane, I didn't know much about her, so it was interesting to read your post. ;]

    Greetings,
    Joanna from THE VIOLIN STYLE

    PS. There's a new outfit + CONTEST and GIVEAWAY on my blog :D I'll be glad, if you take a look ;)

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  28. Wauuuuw. I want her house badly.. Love the whole decoration
    and designs. Diane deserves a penthouse like that because I
    absolutely love her work!

    LOVE BO,
    PurePreciousPerfection.blogspot.com

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  29. just gorgeous! love the terrace specially

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  30. she's such an amazing woman! !
    truly inspiring :)

    xx,
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  31. Amazing post dear :)
    Thanks for visit!
    xx Ilka
    http://ilkavontorok.blogspot.ro/

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  32. great post...i want a home like this! :D
    thanks for your comment...i follow you back!!
    kisses

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  33. WOW! i love your blog and Im in love with it(:
    Thank you for you comment, i know follow you!
    Well be back soon my dear<3

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  34. i love this woman. what girl wouldnt want to be like her? :)

    <3 james

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  35. Great images! She is so inspirational.
    xo,
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  36. Inspiring photos and inspiring blog!!! I follow you back :)))
    xx

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  37. she is an amazing lady! great post!

    do you want to follow each other (on bloglovin' and google friends connect)? let me know!
    see you around!

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  38. waoooooooo look that!!! i want to live in theree!!!

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  39. Great post sweetie!!
    tnks a lot for ur lovely comment (:

    xx from
    http://heelsandroses.blogspot.com.es/

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  40. Wow - her space is as amazing as she is. She is just so beautiful! Love the quote too.

    Hugs, Stephie x

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  41. I love DVF and I love how her space is just as eccentric and beautiful as she is!

    Have a great weekend!
    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.blogspot.com

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  42. interesting. I like the penthouse. :) totally unique and great. :)

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  43. amazing home :o
    xx
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  44. Very nice pictures: beautiful interiors!

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    You can check it out in our latest post.

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  46. She's so interesting, talented and very unique. Her space is amazing.
    xx

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  47. thank you for dropping by! happy to follow you back!

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  48. каааайфф ** красота))

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  49. Such a great post!! :D

    Don't miss tomorrow Gucci's Live Show from Milan at Sick by Trend!

    xx

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  50. Thanks for stopping by my blog and following! I'm so happy I've found your corner of the web, and of course I would love to follow you back :)

    Jen
    http://drawingsunderthetable.blogspot.ca/

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  51. Thank you for following my blog, I'm following yours too <3

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  52. ok not to worry, we're reading eee,
    greetings, kiss

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  53. Thanks for your comment !! I'm following you back :)
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    -Kelsi

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  54. I double checked and I should for sure be following you back now! I don't know why it didn't go through the first time.

    -Kelsi

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  55. nice selection
    i follow you, follow me back

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  56. great post full of great photos!
    Do you want to follow each other on Bloglovin?
    LA By Diana Live Magazine

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  57. hallo! thank you for visiting my blog. i'm following you now also. :)

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  58. Absolutely LOVE her designs!

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  59. omg..I love all of her design! :D

    btw, I have a Romwe dress giveaway on my blog, if you interested to join :D
    Here is the link : http://missoline.blogspot.com/2012/06/giveaway-2-backless-shift-dress-from.html
    Thank youuuu... >.<

    Caroline
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  60. thank you for this DVF exhibition - it is wonderful & so is she xx

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  61. Love every single pic in this post! She is so talented!

    Ana

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  62. Love her, she is such an inspiration and has such great style

    xo Andrea
    http://uskar-vor-inspire.blogspot.ca/

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  63. Ого! Я не знала, что вы говорите по-русски :) вы русская или просто знаете язык? Диана фон Фюрстенберг мне тоже нравится, великая женщина!

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  64. Amazing home! As you would expect full of interesting prints and varied colours. I love her signature wrap dresses.
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  65. great photos;)
    so nice photos!
    maybe we can follow each other?;)
    kisses!

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  66. Congratulation, this wonderful blog, very interesting...
    Oxana.
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  67. OMG! I'm a fan of hers! :) Anyway, thanks for dropping by my blog. Followed you, hope you follow mine as well! <3


    Mish
    http://starmishie.blogspot.com

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  68. Прекрасное логово!Очень творчески...

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