Formerly Princess Diane of Fürstenberg (born December 31, 1946) a Belgian-American fashion designer best known for her iconic wrap dress. She initially rose to prominence when she married into the German princely House of Fürstenberg, divorced in 1972,
When she was 18, she met Prince Egon of Fürstenberg, the elder son of a German prince and his first wife, anheiress to the Fiat automotive fortune. Married in 1969, the couple had two children, Prince Alexander (born six months after their wedding) and Princess Tatiana, who were born in New York City. She is now the grandmother of three children. on her marriage Diane became Princess Diane of Fürstenberg in 2001.
In 1970, with a $30,000 investment, she began designing women's clothes (Herformer husband also became a fashion designer in 1974.) She is best known for introducing the knitted jersey "wrap dress" in 1973, which is in the collection of the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
In 1985 she moved to Paris, France where she founded Salvy, a French-language publishing house. Fürstenberg has started a number of other businesses including a line of cosmetics anda home-shopping business which she started in 1991.
In 2005, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) awarded her a lifetime achievement award and the following year named her as their president. She also designed a Sidekick with T-Mobile.
Marc Jacobs (born April 9, 1963) is an American fashion designer and the headdesigner forMarc Jacobs, as well as the diffusion line Marc by Marc Jacobs. Jacobs is currently the Creative Director of the French design house Louis Vuitton.
Life and career
Marc Jacobs was born in New York City. He attended The New School, studying at the university's art and design division, Parsons The New School for Design. Helived in Teaneck, New Jersey with his mother, sister and younger brother, and attended Teaneck High School but also attended and graduated from the New York High School of Art and Design. At fifteen, Jacobs worked as a stockboy at Charivari, an avant-garde clothing boutique in New York City.From there, Jacobs entered The New School in New York City. During his tenure at Parsons, Jacobs won thePerry Ellis Gold Thimble Award in 1984 and in the same year was also awarded the Chester Weinberg Gold Thimble Award and the Design Student of the Year Award.
While still at Parsons, Jacobs designed and sold his first line of hand-knit sweaters. He designed his first collection for Reuben Thomas, Inc., under the Sketchbook label. Following his studies at Parsons, Jacobs began to design at PerryEllis after its founder had died. Jacobs became prominent on the fashion scene when he designed a "grunge" collection for Perry Ellis, leading to his dismissal in 1993. With Robert Duffy, Jacobs formed Jacobs Duffy Designs Inc., which continues to this day. In 1986, backed by Onward Kashiyama USA, Inc., Jacobs designed his first collection bearing the Marc Jacobs label. In 1987,Jacobs was the youngest designer to have ever been awarded the fashion industry's highest tribute, The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Perry Ellis Award for New Fashion Talent.
Jacobs and Duffy joined the women's design unit of Tristan Russo in 1989 as Vice President and President, respectively. In addition, Jacobs oversaw the design of the various women's licensees.In 1992, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, once again bestowed Jacobs with a great honor: The Women's Designer of the Year Award. In 1994 he produced his first full collection of menswear.
Jacobs is a prominent fixture in the New York City celebrity scene, having become something of a celebrity himself. The audience for his fashion shows typically includes celebrities like Kim...