In a recent interview with The Telegraph, Diane von Furstenberg -- one of the great dames of American fashion -- gave her take on the soon-to-be-princess Kate Middleton's style, as well as how she thinks "all women are the same."
The interview was pegged to the soon-to-launch Diane Vintage line, which will showcase some of the designer's most iconic designs. Naturally, however, the conversation turned to the dressing of a different woman: Kate Middleton. Of Middleton's current style, von Furstenberg said that she liked that "she seems to be very independent." As for the royal wedding itself, von Furstenberg said:
"I think she should go for Alexander McQueen. But you know what? She reminds me more and more of Diana. Everything about her. I think she's there to avenge Diana's memory -- that's clearly what William wants. Giving Kate his mother's ring was a great gesture, and I think that theirs will be a happy version of his parents' marriage. But he absolutely chose a woman who was like his mother -- that was deliberate."
When asked about her own success with fashion and dressing, von Furstenberg credited her understanding of women overall: "If you understand yourself, you understand women, because, in the end, all women are the same."