New York Greats: Elettra Wiedemann Talks to Diane Von Furstenberg

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With mere days to go until her fall 2013 collection shows at Lincoln Center on Sunday, Diane Von Furstenberg sat down for an exclusive interview with Elettra Wiedemann for the first installment of the Cut's "New York Greats" series, where we talk to some of the city's most legendary fashion icons. In this video, DVF says that constantly drumming up inspiration for collections is akin to cooking; plus, she gets into the bad luck that comes with vintage jewelry, her addiction to iPad solitaire, and the success of her iconic wrap dress: "It paid all of my bills all of my life." See more in our interview above.

As part of this series, we'll post Wiedemann's interviews with Carolina Herrera, Michael Kors, and Donna Karan throughout New York Fashion Week. Stay tuned!