Diane Von Furstenberg: A Life Unwrapped


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Dey Street Books
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5.3 X 0.9 X 7.9 inches | 0.55 pounds
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About the Author

Gioia Diliberto has written biographies of Jane Addams, Hadley Hemingway, and Brenda Frazier, as well as the critically acclaimed novels I Am Madame X and The Collection. She lives in the Hudson Valley with her family.


"Fascinating."--New York Times Sunday Book Review
"Un-put-downable."--Wall Street Journal
"A compelling portrait."--Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Absorbing . . . an all-access pass into the life of this enterprising artist [and] a lively portrait of a bold and determined woman as colorful and alluring as her fashions."--Chicago Tribune
"Fast and engrossing...a fun and insightful read about both the woman and the larger fashion universe."--Chicago Business Journal
"A fresh look at DVF's life...as powerfully seductive as the designer's iconic wrap dress."--DuJour
"Fascinating . . . examines the designer's rise to stardom from her postwar, European childhood to the personal scandals of her adulthood through a feminist lens."--Bustle
"Diliberto's biography of a determined yet often self-destructive woman adds to the legacy this force for fashion and female autonomy has bequeathed to the world."--Booklist
"Explores the pulse and impulses of the designer."--Daily Mail (London)
"Thoroughly reported . . . rich with delicious details . . . a timely tale of a woman who knows what other women want: Everything."--USA Today
"Unwrap and enjoy."--Library Journal
"Fascinating....A detailed, grittier portrait of the woman Hemingway loved and left."--Newsday on Paris without End
"A bittersweet modern love story [that] reads as easily as a novel . . . their intimacy and candour was the raw material for Hemingway's great early short stories which achieved a powerful new realism about he relations between men and women."--Vogue on Paris Without End
"A fresh and incisive look at the first--and most intriguing--of [Hemingway's] four wives."--The Boston Globe on Paris Without End
"Diliberto's prose . . . sings . . . leaves the reader with a vivid sense of the beauty in question, in both the painter's version, and the lady's herself."--San Francisco Chronicle on I Am Madame X
"A complex and often incredibly fun portrait . . . Diliberto deftly highlights the heady social whirl of Paris . . . [A] handsomely imagined story."--Los Angeles Times on I Am Madame X
"Postwar Paris and the ruthlessly competitive atelier of Coco Chanel come to glamorously gritty life."--Vogue on The Collection
One of BUSTLE's "11 Women In Nonfiction Who Are Totally Killing It" "Diliberto captures Diane's determination in the early days to build a fashion brand and her great success striking the exact right note at the right moment with the creation of her modern wrap dress."--Providence Journal