I sell Self Confidence…
The view from Diane von Furstenberg’s private royal wing at a five-star in the capital overlooks the heart of Lutyens Delhi. It’s the setting sun’s failing light filtering through the spring flowers that she sees when she stands by a large window, twirling a pair of tortoise shell spectacles distractedly in her hand.
The 64-year-old walks around the suite barefoot; possibly one of many traditions from India she has grown a fascination for. It’s the Belgium-born American designer’s second visit to the country, and she’s already a fan – of the sari, the colours, and chaos. “I spent a lifetime dedicated to making women look good. I understand women and create magic for them,” she says, looking to summarise a career spanning 40 years. It’s a career that started with a $30,000 investment as soon as she was married to Prince Egon von Furstenberg of Germany, because she “wanted to be someone of my own.”