We all know that Diane von Furstenberg loves life, as evidenced by her Twitter tales of flying over the Great Barrier Reef and attending Raf Simons‘ Dior spring 2013 show, among other things. But in an interview with W mag, the 65-years-young designer hints that her life in the ’70s was even more fun than her present day adventures.
After splitting from her first husband, Prince Egon von Furstenberg of Germany, in the early ’70s, von Furstenberg (née Halfin) began her partying days with Liza Minelli, Mick Jagger, and Halston at Studio 54. She wrote in her 1998 memoir, Diane: A Signature Life, that it was “the best pickup place in the world,” and coyly explains why in W:
“Usually the fairy tale ends with the girl marrying the prince. But mine started as soon as the marriage was over. Around midnight, I would put on my cowboy boots, drive myself to midtown in my Mercedes, and join in. I loved the feeling of walking in alone, like a cowboy in a saloon, feeling I was breaking a taboo. Sometimes I didn’t go home alone.”