Demi Moore set off a flashbulb frenzy at Donna Karan on Monday. As she took her front-row perch alongside Brooke Shields, Susan Sarandon and Marisa Berenson, the onetime Donna Karan spokeswoman (Moore appeared in ads for the brand in 1996 with her then-hubby Bruce Willis) discussed the appeal of her friend’s aesthetic. “Donna’s always looked to take fabrics and, in a way, be liberating and embracing of our lifestyles as independent women out in the world transitioning from casual to evening. I love that,” said Moore.
It would seem, however, that the actress’ polished and sexy image would be at odds with Karan’s earth-mother sensibility. “But I think at the same time,” said Moore, “it’s always held a sensuous integrity.” And, she added in reference to the purple, body-conscious velvet dress she was sporting, “it’s really comfortable.”