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Book of the week: 'The Woman I Wanted To Be' by Diane Von Furstenberg

Book of the week: 'The Woman I Wanted To Be' by Diane Von Furstenberg

An intimate conversation with the fashion icon

One of the most influential, admired, and innovative women of our time: fashion designer, philanthropist, wife, mother, and grandmother, Diane von Furstenberg offers a book about becoming the woman she wanted to be...

Having started out with a suitcase full of jersey dresses and an idea of who she wanted to be – in her own words, "The kind of woman who is independent and who doesn't rely on a man to pay her bills," Diane Von Furstenberg 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."

Book of the week: The Woman I Wanted To Be by DVF

In The Woman I Wanted to Be, von Furstenberg reflects on her extraordinary life, from her childhood days in Brussels to being a young, jet-setting princess, to creating the dress that came to symbolise independence and power for an entire generation of women all over the planet.

With remarkable honesty and wisdom, she explores the territory of what it means to be a woman, and 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."

Book of the week: The Woman I Wanted To Be by DVF

Book of the week: The Woman I Wanted To Be by DVF

The Woman I Wanted to Be by Diane von Furstenberg is available online and at select stores now