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- Kurzbeschreibung<p>A sweeping biography of one of the most influential and controversial legends of New York fashion&8212;the iconic designer whose creations captured the modern feminist spirit</p><p>In 1969, when women's liberation and equal rights were on everyone's lips, twenty-two-year-old Diane von Furstenberg set out to have a career of her own. The daughter of a Holocaust survivor, Diane grew up a frizzy-haired, gap-toothed outsider in Brussels. Improbably, she became the wife of Austrian nobleman Egon von Furstenberg, moved to New York City, and quickly made herself a fixture of an outrageous fashion scene. Pregnant and lugging a suitcase of samples to department stores, Diane started a dress business with three styles&8212;and in 1973, stormed onto the national stage with the invention of the wrap dress.</p><p>Embraced for its flattering style by millions of American women of all ages, sizes, and shapes, the dress became a cult object, tied inexorably to the image Diane projected of youth, independence, and sex&8212;"the DVF woman," a model of self-sufficiency, sensuality, and confidence. In this masterful biography, Gioia Diliberto delves beyond that woman to bring Diane's extraordinary life into focus, from her post&8211;World War II childhood in Belgium, through her rise to the top of the fashion world during the decadent seventies and glamorous go-go eighties, to her humiliating failures both professional and personal, and her remarkable comeback in the nineties. </p><p>Drawing on interviews with Diane's family, friends, lovers, employees, and the designer herself, Diliberto creates a captivating portrait of von Furstenberg through her relationships and role in the development of a uniquely American style. As befits the story of a clothing designer who became a stunning pop cultural icon, the book also explores fashion's evolution from rare luxury to marketing monster, and the larger world of the nation's elite&8212;an exclusive club where fashion, culture, society, politics, and Hollywood collide. Lively and insightful, <em>Diane von Furstenberg</em> is a modern fable of self-invention, fame, wealth, failure, and success, pulled together with the style and assuredness of a DVF dress. </p>
- AutorGioia Diliberto
- VerlagHarper Collins Publ. USA
- FormatGebundene Ausgabe
- Seiten320 Seiten
- Gewicht534 g
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