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02/28/2013 05:02 pm ET Updated Feb 28, 2013

'Dear DVF': Fashion Legend Joins New York Magazine's The Cut As Advice Columnist

Have a question about your relationship? Your outfit? Your career? Look no further than The Cut's new advice column, "Dear DVF."

That's right—the legendary fashion mogul and woman of the world joined forces with New York Magazine's style section to bring readers a new advice column filled with DVF wisdom.

Those who follow DVF on Twitter are probably familiar with some of her mantras equating love with life and beauty with confidence, but now readers will have the opportunity to pose specific questions for her to answer.

But readers should beware: DVF is a tough cookie. Not only is she the daughter of an Auschwitz survivor, she's also been working for herself since her early twenties, married a prince, invented arguably the greatest dress of the 20th century, graced the cover of Newsweek at the age of 29, was a staple at Studio 54 (Andy Warhol painted her portrait!), relaunched her entire brand into the mega-house it is today, and currently heads the CFDA while married to media mogul Barry Diller.

This is not to say that she would have a tough time relating to readers—anyone who has seen one interview with DVF knows she's a fountain of knowledge, creativity and inspiration. Even her American Express commercial includes proverb-like nuggets of wonder. "I didn't really know what I wanted to do, but I knew the woman I wanted to become." Gold!

In her debut column, DVF answered how to ask for a raise and act on a first date. On asking for a raise, DVF advises being hard on oneself when evaluating if it's truly appropriate to ask for one. "If you are absolutely sure that you deserve it, you will get it. But do NOT be a victim, be a leader," she writes.

On the subject of a first date, DVF advises, "Discover." She also suggests creating intimacy by paying attention to the person. She writes, "Don’t think 'he is not right for me.' He may not be right for you and become a friend. Discover him and let him discover you. Have no expectation except in meeting someone new."

In conclusion, why are you still reading this when you could be asking Diane von Furstenberg about your problems?

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