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Design & Style

Bonus Chapter: Philanthropy and Giving Back

Diane von Furstenberg

Lesson time 06:46 min

In this bonus chapter, Diane discusses her philanthropy and why she believes there’s nothing more important than generosity.

Diane von Furstenberg
Teaches Building a Fashion Brand
In 17 video lessons, Diane von Furstenberg will teach you how to build and market your fashion brand.

About the Instructor

In her 20s, Diane Von Furstenberg convinced a textile factory owner in Italy to let her produce her first designs. With those samples, she flew to New York City to build one of the world’s most iconic and enduring fashion brands. In her first online fashion design class, Diane teaches you how to build a brand. You’ll learn how to create a visual identity, build loyalty, stay true to your vision, and launch your product.


Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Thank you Diane! Inspiring story you shared with us.

VERY inspiring to hear all the ups and downs of her incredible career! She is a wonderful teacher and I have action items and tons of quotes that have fueled me!!!!

Picked some important things I never paid attention to. Got the motivation and a wish of straight forward moving. Thank you, Diane.

I have been given the opportunity to study with a master at her craft. For that, I am very thankful!


Nagi K.

Inspiring! Always a fan of DVF! Valuable to all- irrespective of their focus/interest.

A fellow student

Hello, I loved Diane's masterclass because it is also a fantastic lesson of life. I am not in the fashion business but I lsten to path with great interest.

cari B.

such a great way to end this amazing masterclass which was also wonderful seeing a different POV around CFDA than Anna Wintour. also will check out the DVF award... perfect way to end, through ways of giving back.

Jennifer M.

I loved this course! Listening to Diane helped me evaluate my brand DNA. I started an Etsy shop about a year ago and I feel like my vision is a bit scattered. Like most tiny shops I'm a one woman show and often times get pulled in several different directions (doing the sewing, PR, photographing, and working on the creative). That said, this course really forced me to take a step back and address the bigger picture of where I want my brand to go. I look forward to seeing how my revamped branding will go in the following months.


Although fashion is not my passion, it was so encouraging to hear Diane Von Furstenberg's speak about building a life in an industry and her journey to becoming sucessful. Her words could be applied to any industry and it was somthing that I really enjoyed.

Alex Q.

People who are not only interested in fashion, but who want a unique perspective of personal highs and lows within an ever changing industry would love this class. She is an incredible advocate for unapologetic & practical creativity and business. The emphasis on confidence, character building and authenticity are amazing. Although I fell in love with Diane and her passion, I think the title of the masterclass itself needs to be re - thought. The elements of the masterclass that actually detail what is needed to build a fashion brand are few and far between. It would have been amazing to have discussions with experts and mentors from the CFDA, case studies with representatives from her brand on how to navigate the current fashion landscape and/ or a case study on how inventory can create business difficulties and how these can be overcome; as she mentions that has been an issue in her own business. 7/10.


Loved it! Inspiring, encouraging ...yet realistic. Have always loved DVF dresses so was amazing to listen to her journey and advice :)


As the co-owner of a shoes fashion brand this Masterclass has been extremely inspiring!

Julia R.

This lesson is not just a learning session but a TREASURE OF INSPIRATION for every aspiring artist who dream to make it big and minimize the errors that leads to discouragements and business failures. Learning from experts like Diane coupled with my God given unique talent and experience in the fashion and image industry, surely I can confidently say I can do it!

Julia R.

I have been in the fashion business for 29 years, designing and manufacturing elegant corporate uniforms and was able to establish a niche in the corporate uniform business. It has been my dream to launch my RTW line for a corporate woman but I was not 100 % confident until i enrolled to this session. Her success story and expertise in the industry inspired me to pursue and launch my new line with confidence and authenticity.