Simon & Schuster
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Hardcover / e-Book
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One of the most influential, admired, and innovative women
of our time: fashion designer, philanthropist, wife,
and grandmother, Diane von Furstenberg offers a book about
becoming the woman she 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
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
In The Woman I Wanted to Be, von Furstenberg reflects on
extraordinary life—from childhood in Brussels to her days
a young, jet-set princess, to creating the dress that came
to symbolize independence and power for an entire
of women. With remarkable honesty and wisdom, von
Furstenberg mines the rich territory of what it means to
She opens up about her family and career, overcoming
building a global brand, and devoting herself to
other women, writing, “I want every woman to know that she
can be the woman she wants to be.”
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