Oh DVF: How I adore and respect thee!!!
Since my first awareness of her about 20 years ago, Diane von Furstenberg has been the woman I most admire in fashion and design . She is brave, driven, passionate, feminine, and insanely talented. She is best known for her bold use of color and her graphic prints. While those striking prints influence me as a designer, Ms. Von Furstenberg inspires me as a feminist and a person! Media suffocates us with a constant barrage of messages making women feel as though they're never good enough; as though anyone over 23 is over the hill! It's enough to make a 37-year-old gal toss a bag over her head and call it a day. And then I think of the incomparable DvF and I remember that beauty is ageless and that class, grace, kindness, and wisdom grow more lovely with age. Thank you DVF!