THE WOMEN WHO RULE THE WORLD
Creator of the wrap dress, Diane von Furstenberg has been carving her own place in fashion since she was an aristocrat and Studio 54 poster girl in the ’70s. Find out more about this New York success story here.
Women of all ages have Terry de Gunzburg to thank for their clear complexions. Inventor of the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat, the skincare legend and makeup artist has built an empire on her ability to deconstruct color. If that’s not impressive enough, she’s an avid art collector, with pieces by Joan Miró and Pablo Picasso lining the walls of her elegant Manhattan apartment.
Diana Vreeland, the formidable editor-in-chief of Vogue from 1963 – 71, was the Empress of Fashion and friend to the stars. Renowned for her inimitable sound bites, take a tip from the top here: “You gotta have style. It helps you get down the stairs. It helps you get up in the morning. It’s a way of life. Without it, you’re nobody.”
From her days as Posh Spice to internationally acclaimed fashion designer, Victoria Beckham’s metamorphosis has been astonishing. Famed for saying, “I don’t want to be seen smiling, having fun or eating,” the icon’s trademark style – killer tailoring, sky-high heels and an oversized It bag on one arm- has propelled her into fashion’s elite inner circles.
“Egypt is a color for me,” Gaby Aghion once said of the country where she was born. “The sand is the most beautiful sand I have ever seen. A rose-tinted beige. It feels like silk in your hands.” Such a color became a signature of Chloé, the fashion house that Aghion went on to found in 1956. The house today is still a force of female power- around 80 percent of employees in the company are women. Find out more about Aghion here.