Diane von Furstenberg: Leave Angelina Jolie and her leg alone

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If Angelina Jolie wants anyone in her corner after that business about her leg at last Sunday’s Academy Awards, it’s Diane von Furstenberg.

The Ministry caught up with the legendary designer in Los Angeles on Saturday, where she said she doesn’t quite understand why Angie and her limbs are under attack.


‘She’s always so gorgeous,’ Von Furstenberg said at the launch of GapKids + DVF, her chic children’s line for the retailer. ‘I don’t know why, but I think people are just not nice to her.’

And as a woman who has just created a collection for children, she’s not having any of this Angelina teasing.

At shopping mecca The Grove, Von Furstenberg turned up to greet celeb fans like a pregnant Molly Sims, Busy Philipps, Alyson Hannigan, Tiffani Thiessen and ‘Entourage’ star Constance Zimmer.

Not your normal petting zoo fare, the DVF bunch kept it glamorous with a mini-runway for kids to strut down and a makeup station, and passed snacks like vegetable cut-outs and mac ‘n’ cheese.

Motherhood being another job Angelina is highly associated with, we asked Von Furstenberg the value of raising children with their own unique stlye, like Jolie and Brad Pitt’s Shiloh.

‘The only thing that matters is that your kids are happy with who they are,’ Von Furstenberg said.


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