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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.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews