Fri, 19 March 2021

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm GMT


Own It – An Evening With Diane von Furstenberg

In Conversation With Hannah MacInnes

As a fashion designer and founder of her global brand, DvF, Diane von Furstenberg transformed her iconic wrap dress into a symbol of independence for millions of women.

One of Time Magazine’s most influential people and Forbes’ most powerful women, Diane von Furstenberg is a world-renowned fashion designer whose dresses are worn by Michelle Obama and displayed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art; but she is no less acclaimed for work as an advocate, philanthropist and champion of emerging women leaders.

Drawing on the experiences of her extraordinary life, and encompassing her insights into love and family, knowledge and glamour, she joins How To Academy to share a manifesto for personal growth unlike any other.

She will teach us that first and foremost that we have a commitment to the truth and to ourselves, that we must accept who we are and stand for it. She says: ‘the secret to life is one thing: own it. Own our imperfections. Own our vulnerability; it becomes our strength. Whatever our challenge is, own it. Owning it is the first step to everything.’

How do you turn problems into assets? Find out from a 21st century icon in this exclusive livestream event.

This event is held in partnership with Phaidon.

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Diane von Furstenberg

Fashion Designer

Diane von Furstenberg is a fashion designer and founder of her global brand, DvF. As a passionate advocate and philanthropist, she created the DVF Awards that support women for their courage, strength, and leadership. In 2019 she was inducted into the  National Women’s Hall of Fame honouring women who changed the course of history. She has written several books; her most recent, The Woman I Wanted To Be, appears in seven languages.

Hannah MacInnes

Presenter, Podcaster and Host of How To Academy’s live programmes.

Hannah MacInnes is a broadcaster and journalist. Alongside hosting How To Academy’s live programmes and podcast, she presents a cultural show on Times Radio and interviews on-stage at a number of other major literary events. She is the host of The Klosters Forum Podcast series and has written for the Radio Times, the Evening Standard and TLS. Before going freelance she worked for 8 years at BBC Newsnight, as Planning Editor and as a Producer / Filmmaker.