Donna Karan says her new scent reflects the masculine elements every woman possesses.
This time around Karan tapped into old Hollywood’s androgynous icon, Marlene Dietrich. Designers walk tight ropes when choosing iconic figures as inspiration for their collections.
Where Pre-fall for DKNY seemed a bit static, maybe even uncomfortably commercial, Donna Karan Collection reaffirmed Karan’s place among America’s most forward-thinking designers.
When world-renowned fashion designer Donna Karan’s husband, Stephan Weiss, was dying of lung cancer in 2001, she was distressed that there was no place in the New York hospital that offered yoga and other meditative therapies to ease his suffering.