Diane von Furstenberg needs no introduction. She of the global empire built on the wrap dress, the glamorous jet-setting life, and the very personification of female empowerment.
Below, the designer, style icon and CFDA president talks about fearing nothing, having great legs and never underestimating women.
When I wake up... I reach for my iPad. I sleep with it.
Before I go to bed... I take a hot bath.
A well-dressed man/woman... should be confident.
Women should always... wear perfume.
Men should never... underestimate a woman.
The best thing that's been said about me... oh I don't know. People say I have great legs and that is always nice to hear.
The biggest misconception about me... I don't think there are many misconceptions. I have no skeletons and I'm very open, so what people see is what they get.
If I weren't doing what I'm doing today... I would love to be a director or a playwright. Fashion is storytelling in its own way, but I have always been drawn to other forms of it.
My legacy... my children, of course. And hopefully that I have empowered women. That I have made them feel confident and beautiful.
A great idea... is my Harper connect handbag! I am obsessed. It has a special pocket for your iPad. It is genius!
Botox is... not for me. I don't judge other people but my face shows that I have lived. Why would I want to change that?
My mother... was a Holocaust survivor who taught me that fear is not an option. I have never forgotten it. I have lived by it.
The soundtrack of my life... is classical music and I love opera. But I also love silence.
The future...is full of color!
Happiness...is knowing who you are and staying true to that.
There's a time and place for... indulgence. I think it is important to be disciplined with yourself, but you must have some little sins.
There is too much... hesitation. I say go for it!
In the end... you only regret the things you did not do.
Portrait of Diane von Furstenberg by Lorenzo Aguis and runway images courtesy of DVF.
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