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Paris Celebrates Lady Liberty with Diane Von Furstenberg

LAUDING LIBERTY: Dignitaries from the fashion and diplomatic worlds rubbed shoulders Wednesday evening at the American ambassador’s residence in Paris in celebration of the upcoming opening of the new Statue of Liberty Museum.
The event was held in honor of Diane von Furstenberg, who has led fund-raising efforts for the new museum, set to open this May, over the past three years, gathering $100 million for the project.
“There’s something magical about the Statue of Liberty,” said Von Furstenberg in her address to guests.
As well as fund-raising, Von Furstenberg is behind a documentary about the famous statue due out later this year and has also co-written a book with Robert Belot, to be published by Rizzoli in May, and convinced Apple to create a free app for the opening.
“Thank you all for helping me, for giving me books, for teaching me so much about Lady Liberty, this French woman who represents America, freedom, immigration, and especially the American dream,” said the designer.
Jamie D. McCourt, the U.S. ambassador to France and Monaco, raised a toast to “Diane, to her passion for this project, and her great success.”
The moment was a poignant one for the diplomat, whose own grandparents immigrated through Ellis Island, as

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