Diane von Furstenberg has worked hard to build her fashion empire, and she doesn’t take it for granted in the slightest, but she still believes she’s leading a man’s life.
The fashion legend feels ‘lucky’ to have been so successful in both her personal and professional life – but claiming it’s a man’s life in a woman’s body is just a little anti-feminist isn’t it?
Feminism comes down to equality in gender, so why should women have to call it a man’s life if they’ve been successful in both their personal lives and careers too?
The 67 year old told the Daily Telegraph: "It's my vengeance. I was my mother's vengeance and this is my vengeance.
"I was lucky to be successful, I was lucky to be independent, and I was lucky to be able to say, you know what, I have two children, I have a tycoon, I have a man's life in a woman's body, and I got that, and I'm so happy I got that."
Or is it just sad that that’s how we perceive things in today’s society?
Diane believes she is very much like her late mother Lily, a former prisoner of war who died in 1990, and says her parent taught her to "embrace" every challenge she encountered in life.
She said: "As a daughter you really only understand the true impact of your mother after she dies.
"That's when I realised the strength of my mother and how much strength she gave me, and how much I am like her.
"One thing that my mother did, and that is a habit in my life, is that when something unpleasant happens somehow I deal with it, and then, because I deal with it, I've transformed it into something good.
"People ask, 'What are the biggest challenges in your life?' I never know what to say, because every day's a challenge and you just have to embrace it."
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