Talk of the Tents
New York Fashion Week photos, live blogging, runway highlights and celebrities.
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Donna Karan’s models had black, smudged eyes and sleek, high, swingy ponytails wrapped tightly at the base, creating a contradictory canvas that was simultaneously primitive and sophisticated.
Her stretch jersey-centric collection sent out that very same vibe. And if you give Karan jersey to work with, well she can do practically anything.
So, this time around, Karan went savage glam...Read more »
If there’s been one show, so far, that’s brought out the lust factor of the assembled fashion flock, it may well be DKNY.
With frosty temps and slushy streets, nothing seemed more appealing than the brand’s oversized bomber coat, a cushy elongated job of neoprene, that hit below the knee, and looked as warm as all get-out. Seatmates on both sides at the show whispered, “I want that.”
There’s...Read more »
A cityscape collided with nature on Donna Karan’s runway Monday, where the designer rolled two of her passions -- NYC and the beach -- into one stunning collection. Her inspiration was light – reflections off the glass and steel in the city, and the illumination of the sand, sky and water at the beach.
The models here, made up with red-rimmed eyes and donning sculpted Lucite headpieces, looked...Read more »
An enormous photograph of a city street was the backdrop for the spunky, citified runway romp at DKNY. Pre-show, Donna Karan said, “It’s 100 percent New York and 100 percent DKNY. I would wear everything in this collection.” And so would many.
The color scape here was classic Donna: black, white, silver and a blaring pop of taxi yellow. For spring, loads of essential wardrobe pieces, such...Read more »
At her Monday afternoon show, Donna Karan sent out a fearless, strong, sexy collection that was both a departure from her signature, yet in some ways, at the essence of it.
The show opened with a whippet slim series of tuxedo jackets – some pinstriped, some with tails – paired with trousers, or to-the-body pencil skirts, a tuxedo shirt (a body suit – a Donna classic), accessorized with spliced...Read more »
The runway at DKNY’s downtown Sunday show was screened with skyscrapers and, appropriately, the collection was lean and distinctly urban, but like a city sidewalk, Donna Karan allowed some cracks in the veneer – it was feminine and subtly flirtatious, too.
Called in program notes, a “Poetic Rebellion,” and described as "sweet and strong, pretty and tough, smart and street,"...Read more »
It was all about being in the red – a good thing – as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week revved up on Wednesday night at The Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection fashion show at the Hammerstein Ballroom. Here, celebs, clad, natch, in red designer dresses worked the runway for a wildly appreciative crowd to create awareness about women’s heart health. Models included “The Millionaire Matchmaker” Patti Stanger...Read more »