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The 2024 Tribeca Festival kicked off with the world premiere of the highly anticipated Diane von Furstenberg: Woman in Charge documentary, a wildly entertaining portrait that goes behind the scenes, with Diane von Furstenberg herself, as she prepares for a museum exhibition showcasing her life’s work. 


Film subject von Furstenberg attended the event with directors Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Trish Dalton. Tribeca Festival co-founder Jane Rosenthal, Gayle King, Karlie Kloss, Arianna Huffington, and Brooke Baldwin, as well as Tribeca jury members Selma Blair, Lucy Hale, and AnnaSophia Robb were present.


In the post-screening conversation with King, von Furstenberg shared that watching the film felt exposing, “It was like being at the gynecologist.” She also humorously commented, “I looked like sh*t. I said I liked wrinkles, but I didn’t realize I had so many.”


In reference to a proposition from David Bowie and Mick Jagger, von Furstenberg noted that it is a “better story not to have done it.”


Of the documentary, she said, “I did enjoy it. At the end, it’s really a tribute to my mom... That’s why I had a big life. My mom wanted me to have a big life… I think I was in charge since I was 5 years old.”


Photo credits for images Dia Dipasupil

Diane von Furstenberg, Gayle King, Jason Blum, Selma Blair, Lucy Hale, Karlie Kloss, AnnaSophia Robb, Rupi Kaur, Arianna Huffington, Tracy Aftergood, Brooke Baldwin, Justin Bartha, Fabiola Beracasa Beckman, Bobbi Brown, Georgina Chapman, Trish Dalton, Barry Diller, Ladyfag, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Stephanie Saffa Simon, Sean M. Stuart, Prince Alexander von Furstenberg, Alysia Reiner,  Prince Achileas-Andreas of Greece and Denmark, Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark, Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece and Denmark, Kat Coiro, and others