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16th November 2022

Diane von Furstenberg (b. 1946, Brussels), the Belgian dress designer and highly successful business woman with an aristocratic German surname, made her name with the launch in 1974 of her smart, versatile, flattering but comfortable knitted jersey wrap dress. She appeared on the cover of Newsweek in 1976, by which time she had apparently sold more than five million wrap dresses.

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