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A group of chicly outfitted ladies came to hear guest speaker Somaly Mam, a Cambodian native who was sold into prostitution as a child.
Bergdorf’s Jim Gold introduced von Furstenberg as “an icon” to the intimate crowd before she spoke of her commitment to women and female empowerment, joking, “I make money with women!”
Mam’s talk left many in the audience both teary and inspired.“As I’m building my career I really look to her,” said Rachel Roy of von Furstenberg. “The way she balances family and her business...I love Diane.”
For complete coverage, see Monday's issue of WWD.