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Diane von Furstenberg was in San Francisco in November to be share her wit and wisdom with the West Coast, and the Chronicle's Carolyne Zinko spent some quality time following and interviewing the legendary designer during her trip. In Zinko's profile on DVF, she recounts that von Furstenberg told attendees at a Stanford Women in Business event, "I am the perfect example of the reverse of the lessons you got — I did not go to business school; I did not have a business plan. But I came up with a product that turned out to be special. It held on so long and touched so many generations — that has not happened to a dress... If I had come here, my God, I could own the world!" And there you have it. The head of the CFDA —whose name is on apparel, accessories, shoes, home goods, books, and a TV show— could have realized her dream of world domination had she only attended Stanford.
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