Diane von Furstenberg Is Building a $130 Million Island Off the Coast of Manhattan, Sort Of

Designer Diane von Furstenberg has a long track record of involvement in her community—especially when it comes to neighborhood projects (see: how instrumental she was in the redevelopment the West Side’s gorgeous High Line Park—which is a hop, skip, and jump away from DVF world headquarters). Her latest venture? Building an island off the coast of Manhattan. For serious.


According to a report by Steve Cuozzo in today’s New York Post, von Furstenberg and husband Barry Diller have earmarked more than $100 million from their family foundation (the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation) to help fund the building of an island entertainment complex that will house an amphitheater, park, and more.

Situated on Pier 55, the public park will host programming curated by producer Scott Rudin (The Newsroom, Moonrise Kingdom), and plenty of space—2.7 acres!—of public park grounds.

We have to admit, when we first heard the news, we were sort of hoping for an island dedicated to von Furstenberg’s iconic prints and silhouettes. Think about it: a fashion island entirely dedicated to wrapdresses, conveniently located off the coast of Manhattan on 13th Street. Boom. It’s Free Idea Mondays here at Glamour—somebody get on that, OK?

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