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Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

World Cup Postcards: England v Slovenia

June 24th, 2010
10:43 AM ET

World Cup Postcards: France v South Africa

June 23rd, 2010
11:59 AM ET

Thursday's Connector: Diane von Furstenberg

June 22nd, 2010
04:36 PM ET

Samantha from "Sex And The City" said it was blasphemous to wear anything else - she was talking about the wrap dress by Diane Von Furstenberg.

Diane von Furstenberg is your Connector of the Day.

Diane von Furstenberg is your Connector of the Day.

Von Furstenberg first unleashed her revolutionary design four decades ago and has since changed the face of fashion forever. Today, she's a household name.

With humble beginnings as the Belgian-born daughter of holocaust survivors, Von Furstenberg made her entrance into high society when she married a prince she met a university.

Von Furstenberg built her fashion empire from scratch in 1970 with just $30,000.

By 1976, she’d sold 5 million of her iconic designs and landed herself on the covers of "Time" magazine and "The Wall Street Journal."

However, her cult following amongst Andy Warhol’s Studio 54 set wasn’t enough to keep her in New York.

In 1985, she moved to Paris to set up a publishing house, cosmetics line and home shopping business.

She’s since been lured back to the big apple and is now married to an American media mogul.

Aged 63, Von Furstenberg is at the peak of her career as the president of Council of Fashion Designers of America.

She’s used the position to speak out against size zero models and her famed wrap dress has finally been enshrined for posterity in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Friday's Connector: Anthony Bourdain

June 22nd, 2010
01:27 PM ET

If you're even the slightest bit into cuisine and cooking, then you have probably heard of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain.

Anthony Bourdain is your Connector of the Day.

Anthony Bourdain is your Connector of the Day.

The 53-year-old American chef specializes in French cuisine and has been a regular on both the television cooking circuit as well as in famed restaurants around the world.

Born in New York City, Bourdain found an early fascination with food and graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1978.

Although Bourdain is best known for his French cooking inside the kitchen, he has also earned himself a bit of a reputation as a daring eater.

Known for consuming wild and often weird ethnic foods, Bourdain is famous for eating everything from sheep testicles, a raw seal eyeball and even a whole cobra.

Bourdain, who is currently the executive chef of Brasserie Les Halles, is also a hugely successful author.

In 2000, Bourdain published his best-selling memoir "Kitchen Confidential" which offered an inside look at some of the more secret and unknown aspects of the culinary world.

The book led to an offer by the Food Network in the United States for Bourdain to have his own cooking and travel show, which was eventually called "A Cook's Tour."

Bourdain went on to host another show called "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservation" on the Travel channel.

Today, Bourdain is out with a new book called "Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook," which is a follow-up to the successful "Kitchen Confidential."

World Cup Postcard: Portugal and Chile

June 22nd, 2010
11:33 AM ET
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