Event Recap: Tribeca Festival 2024 Opening Night

The 2024 Tribeca Festival kicked off with the world premiere of the highly anticipated Diane von Furstenberg: Woman in Charge documentary, a wildly entertaining portrait that goes behind the scenes, with Diane von Furstenberg herself, as she prepares for a museum exhibition showcasing her life’s work.

Film subject von Furstenberg attended the event with directors Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Trish Dalton. Tribeca Festival co-founder Jane Rosenthal, Gayle King, Karlie Kloss, Arianna Huffington, and Brooke Baldwin, as well as Tribeca jury members Selma Blair, Lucy Hale, and AnnaSophia Robb were present.

In the post-screening conversation with King, von Furstenberg shared that watching the film felt exposing, “It was like being at the gynecologist.” She also humorously commented, “I looked like sh*t. I said I liked wrinkles, but I didn’t realize I had so many.”

In reference to a proposition from David Bowie and Mick Jagger, von Furstenberg noted that it is a “better story not to have done it.”

Of the documentary, she said, “I did enjoy it. At the end, it’s really a tribute to my mom… That’s why I had a big life. My mom wanted me to have a big life… I think I was in charge since I was 5 years old.”


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