The Woman I Wanted To Be
Diane von Furstenberg started out with a suitcase full of jersey dresses and an idea of who she wanted to be-in her words, "the kind of woman who is independent and who doesn't rely on a man to pay her bills." She has since become that woman, establishing herself as a global brand and a major force in the fashion industry, all the while raising a family and maintaining "my children are my greatest creation."
In The Woman I Wanted to Be, von Furstenberg reflects on her extraordinary life-from childhood in Brussels to her days as a young, jet-set princess, to creating the dress that came to symbolise independence and power for an entire generation of women. With remarkable honesty and wisdom, von Furstenberg mines the rich territory of what it means to be a woman. She opens up about her family and career, overcoming cancer, building a global brand, and devoting herself to empowering other women, writing, "I want every woman to know that she can be the woman she wants to be."
'Lessons in style, wisdom and fabulousness' --Daily Mail"My birth was her triumph," Diane, 67, writes in her new book The Woman I Wanted To Be."She was not supposed to survive. I was not supposed to be born. We proved them wrong. We both won the day I was born." In her book...Diane refers to her mother's diminutive stature - she beautifully describes holding this tiny woman's hand throughout many of the more poignant and painful episodes in both their lives' --Elle'In this lively memoir, the designer covers the most important aspects of her life, including Love, Beauty and the American Dream.' --The Lady
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