Think Erica Kane's fictional life is hard to believe? Hey Lucci, wake up and log onto the story of Diane von Furstenberg. She's a glamorous, jet-set fashion superstar who's made the cover of NEWSWEEK, has a Warhol in her likeness, is married to megamogul Barry Diller, AND has appeared on "Project Runway!"
She is busily prepping for her umpTeenth fashion show in Bryant Park on Sunday, but I emailed her 10 questions... and she answered!
YOUR SPRING '06 COLLECTION WAS CALLED "LA DOLCE DIVA" - WHAT'S THE THEME OF SUNDAY'S SHOW?
Fall '06 is called Working Girl, the celebration of the spirit of the pioneer woman.
HOW DO YOU PICK THE MUSIC FOR YOUR SHOWS AND WHAT TYPE DO YOU USUALLY GO FOR?
The music reflects the mood of the show!
CAN YOU DESCRIBE A "DVF GIRL"? WHAT TYPE OF WOMAN BUYS YOUR CLOTHES?
The DVF woman is the woman in the driving seat, in control of her life.... she is confident and loves being a woman.
YOU WERE OUR GUEST JUDGE FOR THE "CLOTHES OFF YOUR BACK" CHALLENGE ON PROJECT RUNWAY"!
It was fun to be a judge on "Project Runway"! I was kinder than the other judges, I can't stand making people feel small.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE OUR DESIGNERS ON "PROJECT RUNWAY" OR ANYONE STARTING OUT IN THE BUSINESS?
Have a dream, make sure it makes sense and go for it with belief and passion.
WHERE DO YOU FIND YOUR INSPIRATION?
Women inspire me... their strength. Nature inspires me...its beauty.
YOU TRAVEL ALL OVER THE WORLD - WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE GLOBAL HOTSPOTS?
I love to travel and have travelled all my life.. .I love Asia, India, Brazil... but I also love America... I love it all.
YOU BECAME A FASHION SUPERSTAR IN THE 70's. WHAT WAS LIFE LIKE THEN FOR YOU IN NEW YORK CITY?
The 70's in NY were a lot of fun... we felt we invented freedom and love...but maybe that happens to everyone in their 20's.
CAN YOU SHARE A BEAUTY TIP, DVF?
A beauty tip? Love life, drink lots of water, and laugh.
WHO DO YOU THINK HAS GREAT PERSONAL STYLE?
Everyone has personal style...confidence and being comfortable with yourself is the key to it.