DKNY Spring 2009
Where & When: Sunday, September 7th at 11 a.m., the Tent, Bryant Park
Runway Recap: First of all, let me say that I have no idea how I got invited to this show, but I'm glad I did, because it's been one of my favorites so far. In celebration of DKNY's 20th anniversary, Donna Karan sent out a fresh, youthful collection of boldly colored dresses that both gave a nod to the line's iconic pieces--the jumpsuit, the boyfriend jacket, the anorak--and looked forward to the future with renewed energy. Dresses ranged from bloused with a tube skirt to bustier-type tops with tulip skirts, and all were short and in bright, almost day-glo colors. It was all very hopeful--and god knows this country could use a little hope at the moment.
Standout Look: Of all the great dresses that came down the runway, this one was my favorite. Leave it to Donna Karan to make acid-bright colors totally wearable, in a super-flattering silhouette.
Bonus Points: Donna Karan knows how to put on a show. The in-house PR girls used super high-tech handheld scanners on everyone's invitations; Nicole Richie, Christina Ricci, and Winona Ryder, plus '90s DKNY faces (and exes) Esther Canadas and Mark Vanderloo were in the front row; the show opened with a short film; all the big-name models--Stam, Coco Rocha, Jordan Dunn, Sasha P.--walked; during the finale, Karan was bombarded by the ultimate in free publicity, fur protesters; and those lucky enough to have a seat (I was not one of them) received a special bottle of DKNY Moet champagne.
Where to Buy: The DKNY store at 60th and Madison, and at a department store near you.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for your support and your lovely review. You were invited to the show bc I loved your site and bought the Loeffler Randall booties after seeing them here first. : )
Glad you liked the show!
All the best,
Carla (One of the "in-house PR Girls")

Cheryl said...

Awww, thanks Carla! You're a doll!