When Diane von Furstenberg married into her former husband's royal Austrian family, she found a way to create a name for herself: by designing clothes. The couple's 1972 divorce barred Diane from using her princess title, but no matter, because the iconic wrap dress creator became a ruler -- of women's fashion. (And the CFDA agrees: they just extended her presidency through 2014).
This 1970s photo captured the future Mrs. Barry Diller working a pair of enviable knee-high platform boots (and matching shirts with her man!). It was a popular style that would reemerge in the '90s; we'd like to see this cold-weather alternative to platform pumps make a comeback today. Would you?
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Art by Raydene Salinas