The entrepreneur and philanthropist's A-Z guide and manifesto for personal growth and for turning problems into assets
In the newest entry in Phaidon's popular advice series, the internationally renowned fashion designer and philanthropist Diane von Furstenberg shares her accessible, empowering manifesto: connect, expand, inspire, advocate. In an easy-to-navigate A-Z format, Own It is her blueprint for enjoying both personal and professional growth at any age. 'The secret of life is one thing: OWN IT. Own your imperfections. Own your vulnerability; it becomes your strength. Whatever your challenge is, own it. Owning it is the first step to everything.'
Diane von Furstenberg began her fashion career in 1970. In a 1976 cover story, Newsweek declared her 'the most remarkable woman since Coco Chanel.' Her global brand is now available in more than 70 countries worldwide. An active philanthropist, she was president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America from 2006-2019. She has written several books, including Diane: A Signature Life and The Woman I Wanted to Be.