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Diane von Furstenberg on getting vulnerable in her new Hulu documentary

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Fashion icon, feminist and activist Diane von Furstenberg‘s life is put on display in the new documentary Diane von Furstenberg: Woman in Charge.

Now available to stream on Hulu, the film finds von Furstenberg opening up about her life and career in an unprecedented way. During a global press conference held at the designer’s New York City headquarters the day of the film’s Tribeca Festival premiere on June 5, von Furstenberg told ABC Audio she had a bit of fear about sharing as much as she did.

“If it wasn’t inspirational, I didn’t want to do it,” she said. “My fear really came … the last five weeks since I saw the movie. First I saw the movie and I laughed, but laughing for me is a defense system. And then I felt like I was at the gynecologist for 90 minutes. And then after that I freaked out a little bit. But what I feared the most is that people would say, ‘Who the f*** is she saying she is?’ [But] if it is inspirational, then it’s worth it.”

Ultimately, von Furstenberg said the documentary is about embracing one’s vulnerability.

“It’s not an aggressive statement. It’s a commitment to yourself,” von Furstenberg said. “It’s owning who you are. We own our imperfection, they become our assets. We own our vulnerability, we turn it into strength.”

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