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Fashion Icon Diane Von Furstenberg On Confidence, #MeToo And Her Mother13:32

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Designer Diane Von Furstenberg (Richard Drew/AP)

Diane von Furstenberg is a fashion legend, the designer who created the iconic wrap dress. Maybe you've got one in your closet (FYI, the Smithsonian has one, too).

Interview Magazine calls her America's "fashion godmother" — complete with an immigrant story — she arrived, suitcase full of dress samples, in New York in the early 1970s. Just a handful of years later she was on the cover of Newsweek. The company that bears her name, DVF, is now a global luxury fashion brand.

Von Furstenberg is also an outspoken and influential mentor. Thursday she was in Boston, delivering a keynote address at the Massachusetts Conference for Women. We caught up with her just before she took the stage to speak to the conference's 10,000 attendees.


Diane Von Furstenberg, founder of DVF

This segment aired on December 7, 2017.

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