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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.
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