The other day I was supremely lucky to see Diane von Furstenberg speak at a benefit for the Jewish Family Services of Dallas. She also brought her friend Andre Leon Talley, the former and very flamboyant editor-at-large for Vogue magazine, and current judge of America's Next Top Model. Unfortunately he didn't speak at all, so I only saw him eating his lunch.
As a side note, she told the story of her first ad (seen above). She said that when she arrived to the shoot and sat on the cube she decided it was too plain and stark. So she asked for a marker, and claims that on the spot came up with a line that would become her trademark: Feel like a woman, wear a dress. And wear a dress I did.