Legendary fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg celebrates her 75th birthday today. To mark the milestone, she took to Instagram, posting: “So. This is 75!!…many memories, adventures, landscapes…grateful and humbled…” Many adventures, indeed. When it comes to DVF’s trailblazing contributions to the fashion industry, none are as influential or perennially chic as her iconic wrap dress.
If you’re not familiar with this fashion fairytale, here’s a stroll through von Furstenberg’s past. After marrying the German Prince Egon von Furstenberg in 1969, the Belgian-born designer took her place as European royalty. Her love of fashion saw her first work as a photographer assistant, before landing an apprenticeship with textile manufacturer Angelo Ferretti. It was while mastering fashion design in Ferretti’s Italian factory, that