DIANE VON FURSTENBERG: WOMAN IN CHARGE (Tribeca 2024) – Review by Valerie Kallfrin

Fashion and feminist icon Diane von Furstenberg applies makeup sitting on the bathroom counter with her feet in the sink in the new documentary Diane von Furstenberg: Woman in Charge. It’s a welcome grounding detail in a film where, within the first five minutes, Oprah Winfrey, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Gloria Steinem sing her praises. Yet it also fits with the designer’s frank and pragmatic demeanor. Opening the 2024 Tribeca Film Festival, Diane von Furstenberg: Woman in Charge hits the major points of her life and work. While not as revealing in some aspects, with brief comments or observations regarding certain events, the film also avoids hagiography, crafting a fuller portrait between the lines. It airs on Hulu later this month.

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