|Real Name/Full Name||Diane Simone Michele Halfin|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Diane Von Furstenberg|
|Birth Place:||Brussels, Belgium|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||31 December 1946|
|Age/How Old:||76 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 173 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 8″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 60 Kg
In Pounds – 132 lbs
|Eye Color:||Dark brown|
|Parents Name:||Father – Leon (Lipa) Halfin
Mother – Liliane Nahmias
|College:||Madrid University and University of Geneva|
|Husband/Spouse Name:||Prince Egon von Fürstenberg (1969-1983)
Barry Diller (M. 2001)
|Kids/Children Name:||Alexander and Tatiana|
|Net Worth:||$1.5 Billion|
|Last Updated:||March 2023|
There are two things that are inseparable and that is woman and fashion. For many people, fashion is something that is highly valued by women and embracing it as a business is a true ticket to success. Diane learnt how important this was and since she was also in love with fashion and had great skills in the same, she decided to venture into fashion design as a business. Today, she is a billionaire and a very famous entrepreneur not only in Belgian but also in the world as a whole.
What she is famously known is her wrap dress which has had millions of sales over the years. Initially, she became prominent after she became a daughter in-law to German princely House of Furstenberg. She has however been able to create her own legacy by being a successful fashion designer. Although she later divorced Prince Egon Von Furstenberg, she still uses the name to date.
Well, how well do you know about Diane von Furstenberg? If not much, here is what we know about Diane von Furstenberg to date.
Biography and Early Life
Talk of Diane’s age, and you will be surprised to learn that she is in her 70s considering she started counting her years on 31st of December in 1946. Diane Von’s birth names were Diane Simone Michele Halfin and she is the daughter of Leon (Lipa) Halfin and Liliane Nahmis. Her father is Bessarabian-born who migrated to Belgium from Chisinau in 1929 before later moving to Switzerland to sought refuge from the Nazis.
On the other hand, her mother was Greek-born from Thessaloniki, and was a Holocaust survivor. During World War II, her mother was a member of the Resistance and she was captured by the Nazis. 18 months before Diane was born, her mother was imprisoned by Auschwitz concentration camp. All what happened to Diane’s mother worked in her advantage as she became a strong woman and instilled the same in her daughter. Today, Diane credits her success to her mom who taught her “fear is not an option.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Diane von Furstenberg in 2023 and what is her height and weight? Well, Diane von Furstenberg’s age is 76 years old as of today’s date 25th March 2023 having been born on 31 December 1946. Though, she is 5′ 8″ in feet and inches and 173cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 132lbs in Pound and 60 kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Dark brown and hair color is Brown.
For her studies, Diane was enrolled into a boarding school that was located in Oxfordshire. After graduating from high school, she joined Madrid University and remained there for only a short time. She later transferred to the University of Geneva where she majored in economics. After graduating from high school, she decided to move to Paris and was hired to work for Albert Koski as his assistant.
Albert Koski was a fashion photographer’s agent. She was not comfortable living in Paris and she therefore decided to move to Italy to apprentice to Angelo Ferretti in his factory who is a textile manufacturer. It was here where she learned about color, cut and fabric. This also offered her an opportunity of designing and producing her first silk jersey dresses.
Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids
At the age of 18 years, Diane met Prince Egon Von Furstenberg at University and they fell in love with each other. Prince Egon is the eldest son of Prince Tassilo zu Furstenberg who is a German Roman Catholic prince and Clara Agnelli his wife. He was also the member of the Italian nobility and heiress to the fiat automotive fortune. The couple was blessed with two kids named Tatiana and Alexander. The marriage was considered dynastic due to the bride’s Jewish ethnicity which was unpopular with the groom’s family.
Diane is now a grandmother of five and one of her grandchild is named Talita von Furstenberg. Things didn’t work out so well between the two love birds and after being together for only 3 years, they separated and filed for a divorce in 1983 11 years after their separation. Following the separation, Diane lost all the rights of entitlement to family name but she didn’t drop it to date.
However, after being alone for almost 20 years, she agreed to marry Barry Diller in 2001 and the two are together to date.
Is Diane Von Furstenberg Lesbian?
Diane’s first marriage to Prince Egon and her current marriage to Barry is enough to prove that she is not a lesbian.
Diane started her designing business one year to her marriage because she wanted to be independent. After the two separated, her ex-husband Egon also became a fashion designer. She later moved to New York where she met Diana Vreeland who is a high-profile Vogue editor and upon seeing Diane’s designs, she declared them absolutely smashing. This saw her name among those listed on the Fashion Calendar for the famous New York Fashion Week. Surprisingly, this marked the beginning of her successful career in fashion design.
It is not just fame that Diane has earned over her years in fashion. She has also attracted many awards and nominations. Some of these include; A Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005 and she was honored with a star by the Seventh Avenue Fashion Walk of Fame among others.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Diane Von Furstenberg in 2023
Over the years, Diane has earned a lot of wealth over the years. As of 2023, her net worth is estimated to be roughly $1.5 Billion which is great wealth.
Diane is such a beautiful woman and has such a great smile that she generously shares with anyone who crosses her path. At the same time, she shares her wealth with the less fortunate thanks to her philanthropic spirit.