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Come Spring 2014, Donna Karan won’t just be tempting you with her wares, but also a glamorous city getaway in Bridgehampton. Karan and her daughter Gabby have invested in a multimillion-dollar hotel called The Enclave Inn and plan to give it a modern makeover in the same signature style that put the designer on the map.
DKNY may be an iconic New York brand, but for the launch of its new #DKNYArtworks campaign, it is tapping a slew of British stars — Cara Delevingne (a brand favorite), Rita Ora, and Iggy Azalea — to celebrate at an event in London. While we’re a little perplexed as to why the fête won’t be here in NYC, this is a party we’d certainly want to crash. After all, the campaign is an homage to the famous DKNY Soho mural which, had it not been demolished in 2008, would be just around the corner from us on Houston Street.
If you’re looking for inspiration to get your bod summer-ready, look no further than Naya Rivera, who bared her enviable midriff last night at the star-studded premiere for The Hangover Part III. The Glee star’s Donna Karan bandeau and sequin skirt combination proved to be just as chic as it was revealing. See who else joined the wolfpack on the red carpet in this gallery.
Sure, it would be more fun to outfit the real live Duchess, but sometimes a pen and paper will just have to suffice, and today WWD asked a bevy of designers to come up with dresses fit for the last few months of Kate Middleton’s pregnancy. As you might expect, some options look more realistic than others.
It’s Memorial Day weekend, which means the dog days of summer are almost upon us! Let’s ring in the season with some very fashionable pooches.
Unsurprisingly, pink was the dress code color of the evening at last night’s Hot Pink Party hosted by the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Last night entertainment and fashion folk alike stepped out to celebrate the start of the Tribeca Film Festival at the State Supreme Courthouse in New York City. Vanity Fair threw the fete, which drew an eclectic crowd of actors, designers, models, and…Judge Judy.
Now those Haiti-loving Donna Karan print ads that everyone thought were slightly racist (but actually weren’t) have their very own video component. And it’s a pretty seductive video component at that.
Donna Karan is one of those designers whose name just sounds influential when you hear it said out loud — and that’s because she is. But apparently, you can’t get to the upper echelons of the global fashion business without first putting a few people’s lives in danger.
There has been no shortage of people calling Donna Karan‘s spring ad campaign either racist or racially tinged or racially insensitive, primarily because it was shot in Haiti and features an image of (white Brazilian) model Adriana Lima sitting with with two young (dark skinned) Haitian guys. Not whipping them or smizing them into submission, just sitting, which is about the least racist thing you can do.
We never thought we’d see the day! DKNY PR Girl, one of the most visible social media presences in fashion, has kept her true identity a secret for so long that we figured we’d never know who she really was. But now, thanks to a video detailing just how crazy her life is during Fashion Week, we know!
To be honest: we were fairly disappointed with Sunday night’s red carpet showing. It was pretty, sure, but basically, we were very, very bored. That said, even the most snoozey awards show has its standouts, and tonight was no exception. From a CW star to an Oscar winner, from Oscar de la Renta to new-to-us Lebanese designer George Hobeika, these six ladies stole the sartorial show.
The Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic is an event where fashion people, famous people, and other people gather to pretend they are British and sip champagne. This sounds fun!
Word has it that Sarah Jessica Parker wept when she found out Bonnie Takhar, her colleague at Halston, was asked to leave the company. Takhar had been the brand’s CEO since it relaunched in 2007, but Page Six reports that creative differences among Halston’s top brass made it difficult for people to get along. Everyone, that is, but Takhar and Jessica Parker, who has been president and chief creative officer since this January. Takhar broke the news to her friend just last week.
Forbes magazine, originator of the listicle, today released an inventory of the world’s 100 most powerful women. On this list are 25 CEOs, six presidents and four first ladies. And there are exactly three fashion designers: Tory Burch, Vera Wang and Donna Karan. And we’re surprised (and a little offended) there aren’t way more.
Chic and ladylike are the words that come to mind for the DKNY spring/summer 2011 collection. Although a bit run-of-the-mill by this fashion week’s standards –- tailored looks and neutral colors sound familiar? -– Donna Karan’s trendier line includes go-to pieces that will no doubt be staples of any fashion darling’s spring wardrobe.
We’ve been paying extra close attention to Martha Stewart and all her fabulousness since she started interviewing fashion people on her show earlier this summer. So when we found out that on the eve of her television empire’s move to the Hallmark Channel she’d answer a few questions from reporters around the country on a conference call, we cleared our schedules and prepared to dial in.
This week sure was something! Threats of trademark lawsuits for Madonna and Beyonce, exclusive photos of Bill and Hillary Clinton dancing, and a Summer’s Eve ad that will leave you speechless. All that (and a chance to win $485 worth of Guerlain beauty products) after the jump.