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DONNA’S DEJA VU: It looks like Donna Karan will be laid up for a while. Nearly three years after the designer broke her right knee while helicopter skiing in Idaho’s Sun Valley, Karan broke her left knee...
DONNA’S DEJA VU: It looks like Donna Karan will be laid up for a while. Nearly three years after the designer broke her right knee while helicopter skiing in Idaho’s Sun Valley, Karan broke her left knee skiing down the slopes last Thursday.
“She’s in a lot of pain,” said her spokeswoman, Patti Cohen, who noted that Karan will be operated on this afternoon at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York.
Karan returned to the slopes a year ago following a lengthy recuperation that included an operation, time in a wheelchair, intensive physical therapy and hobbling around for weeks on crutches and a cane.
While the location of her latest accident was once again Sun Valley, this time around she was skiing on powder. “It was her third run of the morning, and she got out to the slopes at 8 a.m.,” said Cohen. She fell and was rushed to the hospital in Sun Valley and flown back to New York on Sunday. “She was having an amazing time, but now she’s got the collection to do,” said Cohen. Could be time to bid adieu to Sun Valley. HONOR ROLL:Emanuel Ungaro is starting off the New Year with a bang. The French designer just received word from the French government that he has been selected to the Legion of Honor. The award of merit will be bestowed sometime later this year. Meanwhile, Ungaro, who bid goodbye to the couture runway last year, is said to be working on a “semi-couture” project.LUCA LUCA’S SLIMFAST: Considering a seatless fashion show attendee once punched another for a chair, it’s only fitting that Luca Luca is trying to quell the crowd at its upcoming runway show. Luca Orlandi is slicing his guest list by more than half to 1,200. To ensure key editors are not stranded at the door, the ax is expected to fall on small retailers and members of the foreign media. But the displaced won’t be missing out on any free condoms, which were sent last season as invitations. A company spokeswoman insisted everything about the event is being toned down. Well, almost everything. Staffers are lobbying hard for Kate Hudson, Mischa Barton, Jessica Simpson and Usher to adorn Luca Luca’s front row. Isn’t everybody?ISLAND HOPPERS: Celebs flocked St. Barth’s for the holidays and M. Night Shyamalan, Phoebe Cates and Kevin Kline frolicked at La Samanna on St. Maarten, but several others took flight to sleepier Anguilla. With her two tikes, Roan and Maya, in tow, Uma Thurman and beau André Balazs were spotted amid the Moorish villas at Cap Juluca with Liam Neeson and his wife, Natasha Richardson. In what looked like a “Friends” reunion, Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox Arquette and friends unwound at the secluded Altamer Resort. When word spread that Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Beyoncé and Jay-Z had reservations at Mangos last Thursday night, diners at the seaside enclave lingered. The following night, Denzel Washington rang in the new year at an island disco.For some frequent fliers to Anguilla, like Weatherproof honcho Fredric Stollmack and his wife, Gaynor, the celebrity descent was all a bit much. “It’s such a sweet quiet place. I’m afraid if they keep coming, it won’t be that way. But they probably like it because it’s so low-key,” he said.
At least Stollmack ran into a familiar face he could relate to — Barry Kay, co-president of outerwear company Herman Kay Bromley. But there was no Hollywood gossip between them: They commiserated over the numerous cancellations of orders this season.
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews