Diane von Furstenberg was born Diane Simone Michelle Halfin in the year 1946 in Brussels, Belgium.
She attended the University of Geneva where she studied economics and through which she met her husband Prince Egon of Furstenberg.
In 1969 she apprenticed with the Italian textile company Angelo Ferretti. During which time she designed dresses with the company's silk jersey prints.
She presented her first solo collection in New York in 1972.
1974 marked the year that her infamous wrap dresses made their premier.
In 1997 she relaunched her wrap dresses marketing them to the young women who were scooping up her original 1970's dresses at vintage clothing stores.
1998 was the year her memoir Diane: A Signature Life was published.
In 2001 she hired Nathan Jenden as Creative Director and together they turned her brand into a full fashion collection.
Diane's flagship store is based in the West Village and she continues opening new shops around the world.
*The picture above is of Andre Leon Talley's 2004 book titled Diane Von Furstenberg: The Wrap
1970's black and cream print long sleeve dress.
This dress buttons down the front and has a matching fabric belt at the waist.
Measurements are 39" Chest, 32" Waist and 44" Hips
You can purchase this dress for $175- over at Swank Vintage
1970's green and white short sleeve dress.
This dress has a matching fabric belt at the waist.
Measurements are 36" Chest, 38" Waist and Full Hips
The Starting bid is $39.99 and there are 8 days left on the sale over at BebopaDiva Vintage on eBay.
1970's orange and black dress with matching jacket.
This dress has a unique twisted bodice.
The chest measures 32"
You can purchase this dress for $465- over at Posh Vintage.com
This post was originally published on April 7, 2007.