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DIANE VON FURSTENBERG: A LIFE UNWRAPPED. Reprint. Giola Diliberto. Dey Street Books, William Morrow Publishers, HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., New York, 2016. First published 2015 {Worldwide 171408}. 324 pp. 20 x 15 cm. ISBN 9780062041241 In English.
This title is offered as a special-order item. Publisher's description: A sweeping biography of one of the most influential and controversial legends of late twentieth-century fashion, an iconic designer whose colorful creations, including the "wrap dress," captured the modern feminist spirit. The daughter of a Holocaust survivor and wife of an Austrian nobleman, Diane von Furstenberg burst onto New York's fashion scene in 1969, and within a few years became an international sensation with her colorful wrap dress in printed jersey. Embraced by millions of American women of all ages, sizes, and shapes, the dress became a cult object and symbol of women's liberation, tied inexorably to the image of youth, independence, and sex Diane herself projected. In this masterful biography, Gioia Diliberto brings Diane's extraordinary life into focus, from her post-World-War-II childhood in Belgium, through her rise to the top of the fashion world during the decadent seventies and glamorous go-go eighties, to her humiliating failures both professional and personal, and her remarkable comeback in the nineties.
Artist(s):Furstenberg, Diane von
Indexing: Unspecified
Plans: 70
Worldwide Number: 171409
Paperbound $15.99t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title) nota bene: See Comment Above.

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