Diane von Furstenberg Receives International Rescue Committee Freedom Award

Diane von Furstenberg was recognized by the International Rescue Committee on Thursday evening with the organization’s Freedom Award at its annual gala, the Rescue Dinner. The designer visited refugees in June at the IRC’s offices in Alexandria, Greece, where she met IRC staff members and Syrian refugees, who were recovering from traumas experienced on their journeys while trying to reunite with their families in Northern Europe.
Earlier this week, von Furstenberg visited the New York Resettlement Office to participate in a refugee business development workshop, where she met with a Congolese woman who is committed to starting an ice cream business.
The IRC notes they award the Freedom Award to “individuals who have made extraordinary contributions in support of refugees, and who have championed the cause of liberty, individual freedom and dignity. Diane von Furstenberg, a legend in the fashion industry, is a dedicated philanthropist and an outspoken advocate for vulnerable people.”
It has previously been awarded to the likes of Michael Bloomberg, Sen. John McCain, George Soros, Kofi Annan, Madeleine Albright and Winston Churchill.

Diane von Furstenberg at the IRC office in Greece. 

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Diane von Furstenberg RTW Fall 2018

Joie de vivre is definitely a pillar of the DVF brand, as Diane von Furstenberg herself highlighted during an appointment at her Meatpacking District headquarters, where she presented the label’s fall collection along with newly appointed chief design officer and vice president, creative, Nathan Jenden. In January, the British designer returned to the New York-based brand, where he had worked for 10 years, until 2011. His deep knowledge of the fashion house enabled him to develop a full collection in only four weeks.
The results were not affected by the rush. Jenden didn’t crack under deadline, and designed a compelling, rich lineup perfectly reflecting the brand’s hyper feminine, lively spirit.
Sixties’ and Seventies’ references echoed in the collection and influenced some of the silhouettes and prints, though they blended seamlessly into a smart, contemporary, around-the-clock wardrobe.
A leopard jacket was layered over a multicolor striped turtleneck sweater and paired with pleated pants for a chic, urban day look, while a posh take on the classic tracksuit was offered via a long-sleeve top matched with coordinated flared pants, all worked in a graphic pattern with a vintage feel.
DVF’s signature wrap dresses were rendered in a wide range of options, ranging from a short bias-cut

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Diane von Furstenberg, Discusses the Importance of Mentoring in the Aftermath of Harvey Weinstein Controversy

Indirectly or directly, Diane von Fursteberg has probably mentored thousands of women over the years.
Before being honored with the Master Mentor award at Monday night’s iMentor Champions dinner, she said, “I hope so. It’s not for me to say…It’s a wonderful thing when you have a voice to use your voice. But everyone takes something different. I know that when I read things about women I get inspired.”
The designer’s mentor was her mother, who survived slave labor in Auschwitz and whose story was later shared with dinner guests. Seth Meyers hosted the event at the Ziegfield Ballroom, and actress Allison Williams presented the Master Mentor award to von Furstenberg. Actor Ed Norton also made the rounds with his film producer wife Shauna Robertson “Ed is not just a hot movie star. He’s a good guy,” von Furstenberg said. “And he married…”
“He married well,” Norton interjected, referring to his producer wife Shauna Robertson. Ali Kay, who has a five-year-old son with von Furstenberg’s son Alex, was also on hand, having introduced the designer to iMentor.
In the aftermath of Miramax’s Harvey Weinstein and Amazon Studios’ Roy Price scandals, “People need mentors more than ever. People need to find their strength within themselves,”

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Diane von Furstenberg to Be Honored by Suzanne Rogers

HEADING NORTH: Suzanne Rogers has lined up Diane von Furstenberg for the fourth edition of her signature fashion event in Toronto.
The chairman of the Council of Fashion Designers of America will be up north in early May for “Suzanne Rogers Presents Diane von Furstenberg.” Proceeds from the event will benefit the Covenant House “Just Like a Girl You Know” campaign as well as other vital children’s charities.
Started in 2010, Suzanne Rogers Presents has honored such designers as Oscar de la Renta, Marchesa and Zac Posen in years past. To date, the event has helped to raise $ 2.5 million to support children’s charities, to help fight children’s poverty and strengthen a spectrum of health and education programs.
The designer’s multitiered career and her philanthropic efforts will be showcased in a detailed retrospective at the afternoon gathering, which will also include a seated luncheon and live entertainment. Rogers will share the hosting duties with the event’s chairwoman, Sylvia Mantella.
Von Furstenberg said, “I am looking forward to coming to this luncheon. Suzanne and I share a commitment to improving the lives of women and children around the world, and I’m humbled to be able to support such a phenomenal cause.”
Rogers said, “This event will

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Diane von Furstenberg and Joel Horowitz: Job Done

JOB DONE: Following a report in WWD Friday that Joel Horowitz had exited Diane von Furstenberg as co-chairman, von Furstenberg and Horowitz said in a joint statement that, “We joined forces in 2012 to strengthen the DVF infrastructure and find the perfect CEO. In April, we accomplished that by bringing Paolo Riva on board. We are proud of the strides we have made and look forward to seeing the company continue to thrive upon the foundation we have built.”
It was unclear when Horowitz exited DVF, although sources said it was May or June. At the time he joined the company, he said he was looking forward to “working with the management team to further grow the business.” Given his experience taking Tommy Hilfiger Inc. public, and proven ability to lead a public firm, there has been much speculation that the ultimate prize for DVF was an initial public offering.
While Horowitz’s departure doesn’t rule out that possibility, it does presume that an IPO isn’t in the immediate future for DVF. Riva has said his priority for the company is to “start to build a strategy for the brand and what it will look like in years to come.” Under Horowitz’s tenure,

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