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. His broadway credits include To Kill A Mockingbird; The Iceman Cometh; Carousel; Three Tall Women; A Doll’s House, Part 2; The Humans; and Betrayal. Through the foundation Mr. Diller has supported projects for Roundabout Theatre Company, Signature Theatre, The Public Theater, and Motion Picture & Television Fund, and is creating Little Island, a park and performance center in the Hudson River.

He serves on the boards of The Coca-Cola Company and MGM Resorts International. He is also a member of The Business Council, and serves on the Dean’s Council of The New York University Tisch School of the Arts, the Board of Councilors for the School of Cinema-Television at the University of Southern California and the Advisory Board for the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.

Diane von Furstenberg founded her eponymous line in 1972. It has since become a global luxury fashion brand celebrated for its bold and creative approach to color and print, and admired for its sensual femininity. Renowned for its iconic wrap dress and signature prints, DVF now offers a full collection of ready-to-wear and accessories, and has established itself as a leader of feminine silhouettes in the fashion industry. As Founder and Chairman of DVF, Ms. von Furstenberg continues to devote much of her time to her many philanthropic endeavors.

In 2005, Ms. von Furstenberg 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 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, Ms. von Furstenberg was named Chairman of the organization.

Diane von Furstenberg’s commitment to empowering women is expressed not only through fashion but also philanthropy and mentorship. She serves 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, Ms. von Furstenberg established the DVF Awards to honor and provide grants to women who have displayed leadership, strength and courage in their commitment to their causes.

With the DVF corporate headquarters in New York’s Meatpacking District, Ms. von Furstenberg has also been a vocal member of the 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.

Diane von Furstenberg serves on the board of the Statue of Liberty–Ellis Island Foundation and is leading the fundraising effort to raise $100 million for the Foundation, which, in partnership with the National Park Service, will build the new $70 million Statue of Liberty Museum and continue the beautification of Liberty Island. She also serves on the board of The Shed, the new center for artistic and cultural innovation in New York City.

Ms. von Furstenberg is married to Barry Diller. She has two children, Alexander and Tatiana, and five grandchildren. With all of her successes, she 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.  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 has focused her interest in artistic expression and human experience. Ms. von Furstenberg, with Francesca Gregorini, co-wrote, co-directed and produced the 2009 film “Tanner Hall,” which went on to have its world premiere as an official selection at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival. In 2010 she wrote, directed and produced the short film “Tyrolean Riviera.” In 2011, Ms. von Furstenberg directed a short film titled “Journey of the Dress,” featuring Tayane Leão and Zhang Huan for DVF’s fall collection.

Ms. von Furstenberg was the songwriter and the lead singer of the power-pop band, Playdate. She co-founded Steinberg and Sons, launching a west-coast branch for the New York-based company—providing independent designers with spaces to sell their work. She has served as the co-curator at the Alleged Gallery in New York City. In 2016, Ms. von Furstenberg conceived of and collaborated with the organization Black and Pink to create an art exhibit titled “On The Inside” which spotlights the work of incarcerated LGBTQ artists.

Tatiana von Furstenberg studied Modern Culture and Media, Comparative Literature and Education at Brown University. She also did graduate work in Applied Psychology at New York University. She was honored by the Henry Street Settlement for her commitment to the organization and community they serve. Ms. von Furstenberg serves as the Program Director for The Diller – von Furstenberg Family Foundation, where she is continuously inspired by the work of the many social service organizations with which the foundation is involved.