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.

From 1995 to late 2010, Mr. Diller served as the Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer of IAC.

Since December 1992, beginning with QVC, Mr. Diller has served as chief executive for a number of predecessor companies engaged in media and interactivity prior to the formation of IAC.

From October 1984 to April 1992, Mr. Diller served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fox, Inc. and was responsible for the creation of Fox Broadcasting Company in addition to Fox’s motion picture operations.

Before joining Fox, Mr. Diller served for 10 years as the Chairman and Chief Executive of Paramount Pictures Corporation. In March 1983, in addition to Paramount, Mr. Diller became President of the conglomerate’s newly formed Entertainment and Communications Group, which included Simon & Schuster, Inc., Madison Square Garden Corporation and SEGA Enterprises, Inc. Prior to joining Paramount, Mr. Diller served as Vice President of Prime Time Television for ABC Entertainment.

Mr. Diller was born in San Francisco and raised in Beverly Hills. He serves on the boards of The Coca-Cola Company and the Graham Holdings Company (formerly The Washington Post Company). He is also 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 entered the fashion world in 1970 with a suitcase full of jersey dresses. Four years later, she created the wrap dress, which came to symbolize power and independence for an entire generation of women. By 1976, she had sold over a million of the dresses and was featured on the cover of Newsweek. In 1997, after a hiatus from fashion, Diane re-launched the iconic dress that started it all, reestablishing her company as the global luxury lifestyle brand that it is today. DVF has expanded to a full collection of ready-to-wear and accessories including shoes, handbags, small leather goods, scarves, and jewelry. The company also offers luggage, eyewear, and home furnishings. DVF is now sold in over 55 countries, including 132 DVF owned and partnered stores throughout North and South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

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. 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. In 2015, Diane was named Chairman of the organization.

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 2014, Diane published a memoir, The Woman I Wanted to Be. In 2015, she was named one of the TIME 100 Most Influential People.

With her corporate headquarters in New York’s Meatpacking District, Diane has long been a vocal member of the local community and was actively involved in the campaign to save the historic High Line railway and to develop The High Line into what it is today. She also serves on the board of Culture Shed, the new center for artistic and cultural innovation in New York City.

Diane is married to Barry Diller. She has two children, Alexander and Tatiana, and four grandchildren. With all of her successes, Diane happily maintains, “Children are my greatest creation.

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.