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Diane von Furstenberg is Addicted to Altruism



    There's no stopping Diane von Furstenberg's addiction to charity these days. Less than a month ago the fashion designer and her husband, billionaire Barry Diller, each pledged to donate half their fortunes to Bill Gates' Giving Pledge Fund. Shortly afterwards, we caught wind that she had designed fashionable new hospital gowns for a Cleveland-based clinic and now, her latest fix: a limited-edition canvas tote bag for a UK-based charity.

    The tote bag features a self-portrait of von Furstenberg—in a style somewhat reminiscent of Andy Warhol's bold pop-art paintings—which she created specifically for Whatever it Takes, a UK-based charity artwork project that raises funds for various charitable organizations worldwide. According to Vogue UK, past contributors to the project have included designers Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney and the supermodel Claudia Schiffer. 

    The tote is available on the Whatever it Takes website for £14.99 (about US $23).

    If only other compulsions yielded such admirable outcomes.