Diane von Furstenberg designs frames for Google Glass

Diane von Furstenberg designs frames for Google Glass

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 3 (UPI) --Google Glass has tapped fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg to design limited-edition, trendy frames for its head mounted computer.
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Actors Ben Foster and Robin Wright get engaged

Actors Ben Foster and Robin Wright get engaged

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Actor Ben Foster proposed to actress Robin Wright at a party in Los Angeles, officials said.

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Streisand raises $22M for Cedars-Sinai

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LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Singer Barbra Streisand helped raise $22 million for the cardiovascular program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the Los Angeles hospital said.

Target aims for high-end collaboration

MINNEAPOLIS, July 11 (UPI) -- Luxury retailer Neiman Marcus and discount retailer Target say they're joining forces for a holiday collection featuring items from top U.S. designers.

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Clinic gets von Furstenberg gowns

Clinic gets von Furstenberg gowns

CLEVELAND, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Diane von Furstenberg, the designer famous for her wrap dress, has undertaken a stiff challenge, a new hospital gown for the Cleveland Clinic.
Martha Stewart to host TV fashion special

Martha Stewart to host TV fashion special

NEW YORK, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Martha Stewart is teaming up with designers Diane Von Furstenberg, Donna Karan, Tory Burch and Jenna Lyons for a new U.S. television special about fashion.

'Cosmo' staffer sues after 'scalping'

NEW YORK, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- A Cosmopolitan magazine employee is suing the individual who installed lights that "scalped" her when they fell on her head during a New York event.

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Dress could be by von Furstenberg or Wiren

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- A fashion designer's worst nightmare of seeing a new design also offered by another designer was all too real for one New Zealander.

Designer Valentino throws black-tie gala

ROME, July 8 (UPI) -- Princess Caroline of Hanover and the Shah of Iran's widow were among the guests at designer Valentino's recent dinner at Rome's Coliseum.

Stars walk runway to fight heart disease

NEW YORK, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Celebrities Kim Catrall and Kelly Ripa served as models in the Heart Truth Red Dress fashion show in New York to raise awareness of women and heart disease.

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Diane von Furstenberg
Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg walks onstage before the start of her Fall 2008 Diane von Furstenberg fashion show at the Holt Renfrew Arts Umbrella Benefit in Vancouver, British Columbia, May 6, 2008. (UPI Photo/Heinz Ruckemann)

Diane von Fürstenberg, formerly Princess Diane of Fürstenberg (German: Diane Prinzessin zu Fürstenberg), (born December 31, 1946) is 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, as the wife of Prince Egon of Fürstenberg. Following their divorce in 1972, she has continued to use his family name, although she is no longer entitled to use the title princess following her divorce and subsequent remarriage in 2001.

Diane Simone Michelle Halfin was born in Brussels, Belgium. Her father was Romanian-born Leon (Lipa) Halfin, who immigrated to Belgium from Chişinău (then Bessarabia province of Romania and now the capital of Moldova) in 1929. Her mother was Greek-born Liliane Nahmias, a Holocaust survivor. She studied economics at the University of Geneva in Switzerland.

At university, when she was 18, she met Prince Egon of Fürstenberg, the elder son of a German prince and his first wife, an heiress 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. The Fürstenbergs' marriage, though not popular with the groom's family because of the bride's religion, was considered dynastic, and on her marriage Diane became Princess Diane of Fürstenberg but is no longer entitled to use the title following her divorce and then her remarriage in 2001.

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