Donna Karan is famous for her consistently feminine, wearable clothing that speaks to the great diversity of women.
This season, Karan explored less conventional
avenues with a richly textured and layered collection
that could best be described as savage luxe.
Relying on a relentlessly monochromatic palette, Karan
sent out ravaged chiffon skirts, wide-gauge knit
sweaters, tribal-inspired patchwork shearling coats,
spider-web crochet overlays and severely distressed
slips. Evening maintained the raw-edged motif,
with gilded dresses that could've been dug out of a
centuries-old treasure chest.
Those who are not adventurous enough to indulge in a post-apocalyptic Mad Max makeover will turn to Karan's take on the current equestrian theme, which included khaki cavalry
jackets and wrapped riding trousers, as well as aged-leather storm coats.
Fall 2001 Ready-to-Wear
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