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New York Fashion Week: At Donna Karan, shades of Angelina Jolie

February 18, 2011 | 10:48 am


Donna Karan's collection reminded me of Angelina Jolie in the film "The Tourist" (those costumes were designed by Colleen Atwood). Or Grace Kelly. (Karan made ample use of the chiffon headscarf.)


The palette was meant to evoke "the glow of pearls on skin," which meant a dozen shades of pale. And the shapes were simple and elegant -- a stretch skirt that hit below the knee, a flirty satin blouse with decorative folds on the bust, a felted wool jersey shift worn with long leather gloves.


Evening was about shimmery pale gowns, which truth be told, looked a little bit "I Dream Of Jeannie" with the head scarves.

Although there were certainly nice moments, this was an odd collection for Karan, more make-believe femme fatale than the real-world power woman for which the designer is known.

-- Booth Moore in New York

Photos: Looks from the Donna Karan fall-winter 2011 runway collection shown during New York Fashion Week. Credit: Jonas Gustavsson and Peter Stigter / For The Times