Report: DVF Is Actively Seeking a Successor

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Diane von Furstenberg always has her eye on the future. Today, The Wall Street Journal reports that the designer is actively looking for a successor. That person may be current DVF artistic director Michael Herz, who joined the company in February and whom von Furstenberg has compared to Christopher Bailey — who is, of course, both the CEO and creative director of Burberry. She's also reportedly interested in having her 15-year-old granddaughter Talita join the business side of the company, though, of course, that's much further down the road. "She's interested in the fashion industry, and she's been spending a lot of time with her grandmother," says the WSJ''s Christina Binkley. She hopes that the empire will go to her." A von Furstenberg dynasty? We like the sound of that.