Thursday, January 7, 2010

Fashion Works of von Furstenberg and More

Do you know the popular  Belgian - American designer, Diane von Fürstenberg? She is quite known for her wrap dress. She was married to German Prince Egon of  Furstenberg when she was 18 years old. She has two children, Prince Alexander von Furstenberg and Princess Tatiana.  She later divorced Prince Egon after three years and in 2001 remarried to Barry Diller. Ms. Diane used the symbol DVF on  her fashion works and a number of critics and fanatics of fashion industry do value and appreciate her works.  Her iconic wrap dress was well valued because of the strength and feminism it brought considering her biography. 

I was able to dig a 2010 pre - spring runway collection through Youtube and some of the works are indeed interesting. 

But, what is more interesting about the family is the family foundation called The Diller - von Furstenberg Family Foundation, that they put in to do philanthropic services to some non - government units, communities and underprivileged areas.  

The foundation is managed by Alexander von Furstenberg  together with her mother, Diane, stepfather Barry Diller  and her sister Tatiana. 

Alexander von Furstenber acts as co-managing member and Chief Investment Officer of Arrow Capital Management, LLC focused on global equities.  He led the restructuring of  Diane von Fürstenberg Studio, LP that brought more than $200 million as revenues from $1 million annual earnings. Also, he serves as one of the directors in IAC, a US - based Internet conglomerate and a director too in W.P Stewart &  Co, Ltd, a Bermuda - based asset management company.

The foundation aims to impact the world by manifesting the family values of the Furstenber that it continues to bring forth opportunities and services in the areas of Community Building, Education, Human Rights, Arts, Health and the Environment. 

Truly the family is not only of royal blood but with strong sense of character of service and compassion for others.