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Iconic for her mix of sharp tailoring and soft draping, slinky stretch jersey fabrics, and timeless aesthetic, Donna Karan
captures the essence of the modern woman season after season with her designs.
In honor of the designer's spring 2013 show, which debuts at New York Fashion Week
at 2 p.m. today, we give you our five favorite Donna Karan runway moments from the past five years:Fall 2012:(Photos by Getty)Donna Karan
had a star-studded front row for Fall 2012. Adriana Lima
, Emmy Rossum
, and (of course) her DKNY campaign girl, Ashley Greene
, all made appearances. And who can forget how Rose McGowan
held up the show for 20 minutes—putting the coordinators in a frenzy as to whether they should start the show without her. Luckily, she made her fashionably late entrance and the show went on.Spring 2008:(Photos by ImaxTree)
It was all about sharp structure on the spring 2008 runway—nipped waists, archetectural cuts, and super-voluminous "parasol skirts," as Karan called them. We love the bold shoulders and down-to-there neckline on this fit-and-flare frock from the collection.Fall 2011:(Photos by ImaxTree)
One of the first to get in on the sock bun craze-of-the-moment, we look to Karan's fall 2011 show to master the art of the messy-yet-polished twisted updo. The key is to embrace the flyaways, which gives the sleek hairstyle unfussy appeal.Spring 2009:
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Just one glance at those dreamy, goddess-worthy gowns and it's apparent why Karan called this collection "Liquid Assets." The drape, the movement, the muted hues—every element of her spring show pointed to effortless luxe.
Fall 2012:(Photos by ImaxTree)
The French manicure resurfaced in unexpected ways on the fall 2012 runways—and we love how gothy yet glamorous this oxblood-tipped iteration looks. Keep your eyes out for this rich berry hue this season! Mark our words—it will be everywhere
What's your all-time favorite Donna Karan moment? Do share in the comments!
PS - Check back later for coverage of Donna Karan
's spring 2013 show.