NEW YORK — At the DVF Awards on Friday, Diane von Furstenberg inspired many of the women to think about their inspirations to gather the strength and make a difference in other women’s lives. In the designer’s own case, it was her mother, Liliane Nahmias, who survived 14 months at Auschwitz. “My birth was already a miracle and I had already won when I was born,” von Furstenberg, who co-hosted the event with Tina Brown at the United Nations, said. “The women we honor tonight all remind me of my mother. They have used their strength and courage to turn defeat into victory.”
This story first appeared in the March 16, 2011 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.