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Diane von Furstenberg Discusses Her Son's Sexting Scandal

04/11/2010 05:12am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

In the next issue of Page Six Magazine, which comes with the New York Post on February 11th, the fashion legend discusses her son's involvement in a sexting scandal last summer, her views on marriage, and how she envisions the future of her brand.

Here are some excerpts from the NY Post's press release:

On son Alex's reaction to his fiancée, Ali Kay, being involved in the society scandal of last summer after Ali allegedly was caught "sext-ing" with former NBA Basketball star, Reggie Miller:

"[The incident was] devastating to Alex. I want to make peace with all of that. My son was jealous. She was naïve. The truth is that, at the end, they're madly in love with each other. It made them realize how much they care for each other. In the end, we are an unusually close family."

On when her son, Alex and fiancée, Ali Kay, plan to get married as they begin their third year of engagement:

"Commitment and marriage are two different things. I've never seen a couple that are so right for each other as Ali and Alex, but I'm not a big wedding planner or marriage person. Weddings make me nervous."

On proceeding with a multimillion-dollar ad campaign that introduced her future daughter-in-law as the face of the Diane von Furstenberg brand:

"In a lot of ways, I see A.K. (Ali Kay) in me. I also had a very attractive prince--a good-looking man that every woman wanted. I identify with her--the way she looks, the way she is with a very attractive man at a young age and tries to keep up with him. She's unsophisticated and very pretty and was thrown into a world the way I was thrown into a world like that."

On perceptions of her family and maintaining closeness with exes:

"It may look odd from the outside, but it's not. Everyone is always good together and that comes from me. I divorced one husband, and then I was with Barry, but we always spent Christmas all together. There's never been any animosity, and that's the way I raised my kids. We may all look wild, but everyone has a very suburban, normal life. It's not very glamorous, although each character in our family is glamorous."

On the future of her business:

"My business is a family business. I hope my grandchildren will take over. I'll keep it going for them. They can start interning soon. It's in their genes. They're already interested in fashion."