Diane von Fürstenberg
Diane von Fürstenberg is a Belgian fashion designer born in Brussels, Belgium to Jewish parents. Her father migrated to Belgium from Moldova and her mother was a Greek-born Holocaust survivor. Only 18 months before Fürstenberg was born, her mother was a prisoner at Auschwitz concentration camp.
After Fürstenberg became engaged to Prince Egon von Fürstenberg she wanted to make a career for herself so she was not just a princess and a wife so she began designing clothes. After her divorce from the prince she moved to New York where she met high-profile Vogue editor Diana Vreeland, who was a big fan of her designs. Fürstenberg then became a part of New York Fashion Week her business took off from there.
Her fashion company, Diane von Furstenberg (DVF) is now available in over 70 countries. The DVF headquarters and flagship boutique are located in Manhattan's Meatpacking District. All her hard work has earned her the right to be president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) since 2006.