DONNA’S COLLECTION: Regarding that high-level designer headhunt going on over at Donna Karan, the company’s long-running search for a new creative director for women’s wear has led to an interesting twist. Andrew Comley, who, as reported, was leaving the company in April to move to London, has been persuaded to stick around, at least for now. While Comley’s eventual plans aren’t quite clear, he has worked with Karan to design the spring collection, which will be shown Sept. 20.

But that hasn’t stopped LVMH honchos from continuing their recruitment efforts or the rumors about Karan’s future role with the brand. According to sources, one of her former assistants, Peter Speliopoulos, who went on to work for Cerruti for a brief spell, was approached earlier this year about returning to the company, but could not be persuaded to do so.

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