By  on October 16, 2017

Donna Karan is a smart woman. Smart enough to know when she’s said something stupid. That’s her word — no argument here — for comments she made last week regarding the Harvey Weinstein revelations that first came to light so powerfully in The New York Times. (Or, more accurately, that were first officially codified so powerfully in The Times, after years of apparent enabling by many people, including many powerful people, who knew and did nothing. But that’s a digression.)

Donna’s comments appalled, disappointed and confused legions of people, both those who know her well personally or by reputation, and buy into the platform of women’s empowerment on which she built both her fashion business and her name, and the millions more who know her as celebrity designer and/or the name behind the Donna Karan and DKNY labels — the dual anchors of the Donna Karan International business which she no longer owns, and Urban Zen, which she does.

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