Diane Von Furstenberg feels like she has a ''man's life in a woman's body''.

The 67-year-old fashion legend feels very ''lucky'' to have been so successful in both her personal and professional life and is very ''happy'' with everything she has achieved.

Speaking of her many achievements, she said:''It's my vengeance. I was my mother's vengeance and this is my vengeance.

''I was lucky to be successful, I was lucky to be independent, and I was lucky to be able to say, you know what, I have two children, I have a tycoon, I have a man's life in a woman's body, and I got that, and I'm so happy I got that.''

Diane believes she is very much like her late mother Lily, a former prisoner of war who died in 1990, and says her parent taught her to ''embrace'' every challenge she encountered in life.

She told the Daily Telegraph newspaper: ''As a daughter you really only understand the true impact of your mother after she dies.

''That's when I realised the strength of my mother and how much strength she gave me, and how much I am like her.

''One thing that my mother did, and that is a habit in my life, is that when something unpleasant happens somehow I deal with it, and then, because I deal with it, I've transformed it into something good.

''People ask, 'What are the biggest challenges in your life?' I never know what to say, because every day's a challenge and you just have to embrace it.''