“Everybody told me when I came to this neighborhood that I was crazy—that it was full of drag queens, that it smelled awful because of all the butchers,” says the Brussels-born designer, who moved to New York in 1969 with her first husband, Fiat scion Prince Egon von Furstenberg. (They had two children, and divorced in 1983; in 2001 she married media mogul Barry Diller.) “All of that is true,” she continues. “And yet in a weird way the cobblestone streets remind me of Belgium.”
When I was young, I lived like an old woman,” the 65-year-old grandmother of three explains, “and when I got old, I had to live like a young person.”
Gosh I love her. You can read all about the six-story, 35,000-square-foot structure comprising Von Furstenberg’s design studio, flagship store and penthouse on Architectural Digest or in their March issue.
Photos: François Halard for Architectural Digest
It looks like her collection embodied in furnishings.
amazing space though
she is amazing and that house is just as magnificent as she is!!
She is so fabulous! It really only makes sense that her space would be fabulous as well!
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Oh my what an amazing space! I would loooove to live there!!
she is so glamorous! Living the dream, that lady is.
That bedroom is…ahem..dreamy!
Oh my god, that's out of control…I don't even know how to handle that space, amazing… – Aliya
I love her house! Interestingly it looks so out of place when you see the rest of her neighborhood. She is a very lovely woman who creates very lovely clothes.
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Holy bejeesus, I didn't know until just now that I've always wanted a gazebo bed.
I can't even fathom that such amazingness exists under one roof!
What a view from the outside, in! Amazining. etsy.com/shop/OliveYewJewels
one of the best I think
that place looks like a dream, even the view from the outside looks incredible!
She's such an inspiration for every woman. xx Kristina for Karen London
I need help picking my jaw up from the floor. I want everything inside and the building itself… and also her self-confidence. I wanna love me enough (I do, but I just don't have the wall-space yet) to have a ginormous dreamy lithograph of my mug for all my guests to see! Thank you for posting this. Jaw falling out of place again… xx- Annalise
Wow that bedroom is just amazing.
WOW. IT LOOKS LIKE AN INCREDIBLE SPACE.
I've loved her since forever. I once saw her strolling down the Boulevard St. Germain when I was in Paris for my birthday. I nearly died. She was so chic and casual and fabulous in her blue jeans and leather jacket with a giant scarf and her flats. I love that quote of hers that was used in her Amex commercial…"I didn't always know what I wanted to do, but I knew the woman I wanted to become." If those aren't words to be inspired by…
LOVE DVF! She seems like such a wonderful person- and obviously her fashion (and interior design) tastes are incredible!
incredibly stunning just like her collections! happy to house sit ANYTIME – Georgina xx http://beginningboutique.com.au/
MYGOD!! love itt!
<3 Diane von Furstenberg muchhh.. such a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing this post. love itt
This is Amazing!!, I need to find some sort of building like this in LA. : )