Career & Success

Diane Von Furstenberg: The Most Important Relationship You’ll Have Is the One With Yourself

On this podcast episode, Diane Von Furstenberg, founder of the DVF clothing line, discusses the importance of character in bouncing back from setbacks.

August 16, 2019

| by Jenny Luna

Diane Von Furstenberg didn’t plan a career in fashion — she just wanted to earn her own money.

Staying open to new ideas led to her launching the DVF clothing line. During a visit to Stanford Graduate School of Business, Von Furstenberg explained how she got started — and what helped her rebuild her business when she “lost it all.”

Stanford GSB’s View From The Top is the dean’s premier speaker series. It launched in 1978 and is supported in part by the F. Kirk Brennan Speaker Series Fund. During student-led interviews and before a live audience, leaders from around the world share insights on effective leadership, their personal core values, and lessons learned throughout their career.

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