INSPIRATION: The color black, which kicked off the designer's 25-year legacy; her urban aesthetic; and the transformation of the power woman she has continued to dress throughout her tenure
TOP LOOKS: Laser-cut lace shearling cardigan coat with taffeta skirt; magenta wool, lace, and organza cocoon jacket with matching skirt; lynx fur coat with organza tweed skirt; an I-could-live-in-this super-sized blue chunky knit cardigan with jersey skirt; grayish-green satin bustier with long skirt
ACCESSORIES: Slouchy black hats by Stephen Jones; collar necklaces reminiscent of Elizabeth I; and stackable bangles by Robert Lee Morris
WHO WAS THERE: Susan Sarandon, Demi Moore, Brooke Shields, Marisa Berenson, Bernadette Peters (behind them in the second row!), Rachel Zoe with her camera crew in tow
WHAT WE THOUGHT: This year, Donna Karan is celebrating her 25th birthday in the fashion business. That is no small feat, folks! For her fall show she focused on her original springboard elements fast-forwarded into modern silhouettes. That meant that the bodysuit was back. (We also saw it yesterday at Rachel Roy.)
Her matte jersey one-piece was worn under cocoon coats in sumptuous variations -- electric blue velvet, fur-trimmed black, laser-cut lace. These materials and treatments add texture to the collection with aplomb.
With looks this cool, one can only hope we'll have another 25 years of Donna.