The Diller – von Furstenberg Family Foundation


Barry Diller is the Chairman and Senior Executive of IAC and the Chairman and Senior Executive of Expedia, Inc.

Until late 2010, Mr. Diller served as the Chairman and CEO of IAC for fifteen years.  During that period, he also served as the Chairman and CEO of Vivendi Universal Entertainment from May 2002-August 2003.

Before IAC, Mr. Diller served as the Chairman and CEO of both QVC, Inc., from 1992 to 1994, and Fox, Inc. from 1984 to 1992. At Fox, Mr. Diller was responsible for the creation of Fox Broadcasting Company. Prior to joining Fox, he served for ten years as the Chairman of Paramount Pictures Corporation, and was previously the Vice President of Prime Time Television for ABC Entertainment. 

Mr. Diller serves on the boards of The Coca-Cola Company and the Graham Holdings Company (formerly The Washington Post Company). He is a trustee of New York University and serves on the Executive Board for the Medical Sciences at UCLA and the Board of Councilors for the School of Cinema-Television at the University of Southern California.

Diane von Furstenberg first arrived in the fashion world in 1972 with her iconic wrap dress, the seed of what is today a full fashion house. By 1976, Diane von Furstenberg had sold millions of her dresses, coming to symbolize female power and freedom to an entire generation. In 1997, after a hiatus from fashion, Diane von Furstenberg reemerged on the New York fashion scene with the re-launch of the dress that had started it all and began transforming her company into the global luxury lifestyle brand it is today.

In 2005, Diane received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) for her impact on fashion, and one year later was elected the CFDA’s president, an office she continues to hold. In this significant role, she has dedicated herself to fostering emerging talent and helping to establish the Design Piracy Prohibition Act, which protects designers from counterfeit reproductions of their work.

Diane’s commitment to empowering women is expressed not only through fashion but also philanthropy and mentorship. She sits on the board of Vital Voices, a non-governmental organization that supports female leaders and entrepreneurs around the world. In 2010, with The Diller – von Furstenberg Family Foundation, Diane established the DVF Awards to honor and provide grants to women who have displayed leadership, strength and courage in their commitment to their causes. In 2012, Diane was named the most powerful woman in fashion by Forbes Magazine.

Alexander von Furstenberg is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Ranger Global Advisors. He previously served as Co-Managing Member and Chief Investment Officer of Arrow Capital Management, LLC, a private investment firm focused on global public equities which he established in 2003. Since 2001, Mr. von Furstenberg has acted as Chief Investment Officer of Arrow Investments, Inc., the private investment office which serves his family.  Mr. von Furstenberg is also a Partner of Diane von Furstenberg Studio, LP. 

Mr. von Furstenberg serves on the board of directors of IAC, a U.S.-based internet conglomerate, and is on the board of W.P. Stewart & Co., Ltd., a Bermuda-based asset management firm.  In addition to the philanthropic work accomplished through his position as a Director of The Diller – von Furstenberg Family Foundation, Mr. von Furstenberg also serves on the board of directors of Friends of the High Line.  He is a graduate of Brown University.

Tatiana von Furstenberg is a devoted artist and philanthropist.  Deeply committed to the empowerment of independent artists, Tatiana has focused her career pursuits on creating opportunities for individuals in the world of the arts including performers, visual artists and designers.  Tatiana began working to promote artists during her tenure at “Steinberg and Sons,” whose purpose was to provide independent designers with a place to sell their wares. Among her own artistic endeavors, Tatiana has served as co-curator of a mixed-media art show at the Alleged Gallery in New York City.  Most recently, she has focused her artistic energy and interest in the human experience into filmmaking. The feature film “Tanner Hall,” which she co-wrote and directed, was featured at the Toronto International Film Festival and her latest work, a short film entitled “Tyrolean Riviera,” just completed filming in Austria. As a Director for The Diller – von Furstenberg Family Foundation, Tatiana is continuously inspired by the work of the many social service organizations with which the Foundation is involved.  Tatiana studied Modern Culture and Media, Comparative Literature and Education at Brown University and did graduate work in Applied Psychology at New York University.