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Diane von Furstenberg: Running for Miss Popular

The CFDA president Diane von Furstenberg has hosted or been part of no fewer than eight parties in two weeks.

Diane von Furstenberg

Diane von Furstenberg

Photo By Todd Matarazzo

From the pace of Diane von Furstenberg’s social calendar of late (her name has appeared on no fewer than eight invitations in the last two weeks, not including the Met gala, which only had room for one host), one might presume that the CFDA’s commander in chief is hot on the reelection trail. But the CFDA’s brief flirtation with term limits has been history since von Furstenberg took office. And with her presidency locked in through 2012, it seems she’s on the Miss Popular ballot. As far as von Furstenberg is concerned, it all boils down to timing. And she always has time for a good cause. “I travel a lot and sometimes it all gets piled up in one week,” she says. “I do take on a lot of things, but I’m at a point in my life where I can help a lot of people. It’s not just playing social.” Here, the DVF master tip sheet to break down her recent whats, wheres, whens and whys, because you already know who.

April 27
What: Humane Society of New York’s Third Benefit Photography Auction.
Where: DVF Studio
Why: Dogs are cute.

April 29
What: Double-booked for a morning unveiling fashion week plans at Lincoln Center and an evening of cocktails for the Maybourne Hotel Group.
Where: AM: Lincoln Center; PM: DVF Studio
Why: Legit CFDA business at Lincoln Center; because 3,000 miles can’t stop DVF from toasting the 20 suites she redesigned at Claridge’s in London.

May 2
What: Cocktails to open Francesco Carrozzini “Portraits” exhibition.
Where: DVF Studio
Why: Sometimes Warhols aren’t enough.

May 4
What: DVF, Georgina Chapman, Liya Kebede and Christy Turlington Burns celebrate Mother’s Day and The White Ribbon Alliance.
Where: DVF Studio
Why: Hot moms for a good cause.

May 5
What: Independent Filmmaker Project Spring Gala
Where: DVF Studio
Why: Daughter Tatiana is the honorary creative chair.

May 6
What: The 19th annual American Art Award Gala
Where: Cocktails at DVF Studio; dinner at the Whitney Museum’s new building in the Meatpacking District
Why: It’s all in the family. Son Alexandre and the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation are the honorees.

May 18
What: A dinner party for Carlos Jereissati.
Where: DVF Studio
Why: International relations — Jereissati is a Brazilian luxury retail kingpin.

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