Haute 100 New York Update: Diane von Furstenberg and Barry Diller

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Our Haute 100 list details the accomplishments of the most influential people in each of our markets—MiamiNew YorkLos Angeles, and San Francisco. These people continue to make moves, so rather than waiting for the next Haute 100 issue to come out, we thought we’d provide you with regular updates on those Haute 100 members who are making headlines. On our Haute 100 Miami list are Diane von Furstenberg and husband Barry Diller continue making bounds in all things Haute.

Diane von Furstenberg & Barry Diller

Category: Power Couples

Company: Diane von Furstenberg / Interactive Corp.

Industry: Fashion / Media

What Makes Them Haute: The president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, she has one of her famous wrap dresses displayed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He’s a media titan and visionary who heads New York holding company Interactive Corp. DVF’s atelier, office, apartment, takes up a corner building in New York’s Meatpacking District, and Diller stays in a suite at the Carlyle during the week. They spend weekends at Cloudwalk, her estate in Connecticut, or on Diller’s yacht, Eos, thought to be the largest private sailing boat in the world.

What Makes Them Haute Now: Having spawned the iconic, tastefully sexy wrap dress, Diane von Furstenberg remains one of fashion’s most influential tastemakers. In 2010, DVF continues to make waves by pledging to donate half of her fortune to the Giving Pledge, a foundation established by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. Although the designer turned philanthropist’s fortune is unknown, her contributions are projected to make a sizable difference. As of late, the couple have yet to disclose the magnitude of their generosity.
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