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Donna Karan rocks the Hamptons

Donna Karan and Andre Charles

Donna Karan and Andre Charles Photo Credit: Photo by Lee Fryd

Donna Karan was showing granddaughter Stefania a graffiti painted T-shirt that said “Diva” on it at Karan’s Urban Zen Super Saturday children’s booth at Nova’s Ark Project in Water Mill July 30. Emma Roberts, Kelly Ripa, Ariel Foxman and InStyle were also hosting the 14th annual Super Saturday 14 to benefit the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) .

Little Stefania wasn’t interested in fashion advice from the superstar designer at that moment, but we were. Last year, Karan told us scarves were the must-have for fall. And this year? “A Heart for Haiti,” the Super Saturday founder/sponsor told us. “’A Million Hearts for Haiti’ is our campaign. A large portion is going to Ovarian Cancer right now.” Driving the point home, she mugged for cameras with Urban Zen Graffiti Artist Andre Charles, helming the booth where children were painting hearts on rocks and gaining social awareness.

“The kids are having a ball over here,” said Charles. He seemed to be enjoying himself as well. “I’ve been working with Donna for four years, volunteering my services.” Their collaboration for community outreach started in Harlem, he said. “I did a kids party for her and then we two ‘got married.’” In other words, he became “part of the family for Zen.”

More extended family marched behind Karan as she made a dramatic entrance two hours later at the “Heat” benefit for The Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Southampton Hospital. She was still rocking her Urban look, anchored by faded, ripped jeans. “I have four events today,” she laughed. Does Stefania realize yet how cool Grandma is?


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