Showing posts with label DONNA KARAN. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DONNA KARAN. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 01, 2017



Donna Karan Is Sorry

Fashion designer Donna Karan said the comments she made in the immediate aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal that suggested women were "asking for it" by how they dressed were a "huge mistake."

"I want to say how sorry I am," Karan said in an exclusive interview with ABC News' Robin Roberts. "What I said is so wrong and not who I am."

When asked what she meant by her comments at the time, Karan said simply that she "made a huge, huge mistake."

This month, dozens of women have spoken out against Weinstein, 65, accusing the Hollywood producer of sexual misconduct, and in some cases even assault and rape.

Weinstein's spokesman has previously said in a statement "any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied" by the former head of the Weinstein Company.

At an event shortly after the news first broke, Karan responded to the headlines by telling a reporter, on camera, that women may be asking for "trouble" by how they dressed.

"How do we display ourselves, how do we present ourselves as women, what are we asking? Are we asking for it, you know, by presenting all the sensuality and all the sexuality?" she said.

She continued: "It's not Harvey Weinstein. You look at everything all over the world today, you know, and how women are dressing and, you know, what they're asking by just presenting themselves the way they do. What are they asking for? Trouble."

Her comments soon drew a firestorm of backlash online.

Actress Rose McGowan, who has accused Weinstein of rape, slammed the fashion designer as "deplorable" in a tweet, saying that "aiding and abetting is a moral crime."

Karan told Roberts that she supports and cares about other women, and considers herself a champion of women's rights.

"I love women. I absolutely adore women," Karan added. "I care about them. I'm a mother, I'm a grandmother. You know, and I've never done this before, and I will never, ever do it again."

When asked if she thought women bear any responsibility for the allegations that they have made, Karan responded with "it is against women's rights."

"As a woman, for women, I want to bring out who that woman is. I mean, that's my passion. I still do this for over 40 years, as we know. I want women to feel like women, and have that right."

Karan said she was "exhausted" when she made her Weinstein comments that soon became embroiled in controversy.

"I had just ... come from a 14-hour plane trip," she said. "I walked into a situation that I wasn't prepared for in any circumstances whatsoever."

Karan added that she did not know the full extent of the accusations against the Hollywood producer when she initially commented on the news.

"I had been away for a month and a half," she said. "I heard a whisper, but there were whispers all over. ... It wasn't till a day and a half after that I truly heard about it. That's my honest truth. I didn't know."

In the aftermath of Karan's comments on Weinstein, some have responded on social media saying that they will no longer wear her fashion designs. Actress Mia Farrow said in a tweet that was liked more than 10,000 times, "No more Donna Karan for me."

In addition, the stock price of G-III, which owns Donna Karan's fashion company, dropped shortly after her remarks, according to The Associated Press.

Karan said that she is not apologizing simply to save her brand.

"It's not about my brand," she said. "I started Urban Zen because I did not want to just be a designer. It was about dressing and addressing the issues at hand, in healthcare, in education, in culture.
"I want to bring us all together as a team to face the world that we're faced with today," she added.

Sunday, May 14, 2017


Victoria Silvstedt

Donna Karan

Donna Karan and Victoria Silvstedt were photographed at the Breast Cancer Research's The Hot Pink Party Friday night in New York City.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Robin Wright

Rachel Zoe

Chelsea Handler

Reese Witherspoon

Michelle Pfeiffer

Abigail Breslin

Barbra Streisand

Naomi Watts

Evan Rachel Wood

Stacey Snider

Gillian Jacobs

Busy Phillips

Jayma Mays

Joel McHale

Camila Alves

Nicole Richie

Octavia Spencer

Elizabeth Olsen

Donna Karan

Jenna Dewan-Tatum

Chloe Moretz

Ellie Kemper

Katherine Heigl

Amber Heard

Cobie Smulders

Viola Davis

Alice Eve

Freida Pinto

Jennifer Aniston

Laura Dern

Robin Wright along with Jennifer Aniston, Barbra Streisand, Abigail Breslin, Joel McHale, Octavia Spencer, Nicole Richie, Michelle Pfeiffer, Reese Witherspoon, Donna Karan, Elizabeth Olsen, Amber Heard, Ellie Kemper, Jayma Mays, Rachel Zoe, Evan Rachel Wood, Katherine Heigl, Viola Davis, Cobie Smulders, Alice Eve, Freida Pinto, Naomi Watts, Laura Dern and others, attended The 18th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute held at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills in Beverly Hills, California last night.

Photos By: RD / Orchon / Retna Digital

Thursday, January 29, 2009


Russell James And Alessandra Ambrosio

Russell James With Donna Karan And Alan Cumming

Ally Hilfiger

Ally Hilfiger was at the Launch for Photographer Russell James & teNeues "Russell James" at the Stephan Weiss Studio in New York City last night. We are very surprised at Ally's outfit considering her fashion background. On a cold winter night in the Big Apple, Ally is wearing what looks like waste high leather boots-pants combo. She has on a purple outfit with a scarf that does not match and if worn at all should be worn at a summer party. In fact we did not understand almost anyones outfit at this event. Russell James wore sandals on this cold winter night with rain and snow. Alessandra Ambrosio wore a short white dress that looked more like a towel. We would expect this outfit to be worn at The Mercedes Benz Hampton's Polo Challenge next summer. Beautiful famed fashion designer Donna Karan was also there and she should have taken them into the back room to give them a quick fashion lesson.
Photos By: RD / Dziekan / Retna Digital.

Friday, February 08, 2008


A member of Peta sneaked into designer Donna Karan's New York City home yesterday to protest the fashion icon's use of fur. The activist pretended to be delivering coffee to the couturier at her home, as she prepared for the city’s huge Fashion Week. Once inside, the unnamed female confronted Karan and attempted to show her a DVD showing animals being killed for fur.PETA is angry Karan has promised to ditch animal pelts, but still uses it on accessory lines. Karan told the campaigner, "I’ve seen all these videos. But for me it’s just purses and accessories. Nobody loves their dogs like I do." The activist was ejected from Karan’s home - but PETA has vowed to "keep up its protests of Donna Karan through Fashion Week".