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A Bella Hadid cookie from Cupcake Market in New York City was part of a DKNY contest with the model. Budding young model Bella Hadid has started 2017 with a handful of lucrative contracts, elevating her star status to the level of her sister, Gigi. On Jan. 27, the fashion brand DKNY announced a new spring campaign featuring Bella, to praise from media and fans alike.
This coming spring, your favorite upscale department store is going to look a little different. Gone will be Donna Karan from the fancy “designer” floor. Shoppers after a hit of her specific flavor of New York City cool will have to head to DKNY. Once known as Donna Karan’s secondary, or “diffusion” line, DKNY is now the company’s sole brand.
Abbey Lee Kershaw, Aussie supermodel, newly-minted Hollywood actress (you may have caught her in a little film called Mad Max: Fury Road), and Alexander Wang-favorite.
Max Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow — the cute boys behind Public School — made their debut as the head designers at DKNY today. It’s an appointment that seems to make perfect sense: Both guys grew up in New York and have always looked to the street for inspiration. Donna Karan may not be in charge anymore, but she is a legend, full stop. On the other, expectations were high. Inspiration: New York City baby! Karan created DKNY 26 years ago as an homage to the city that she loves.
Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne Photo: Peter Ash Lee By Bridget Foley DKNY is heading to that most exciting, enticing and unknown of places — what’s next. Shepherding its path, designers Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne acknowledge they don’t have it all figured out. “We always refer to her as a woman,” Chow tells WWD. Although in fashion, Chow takes an unintentional shot at his milieu’s love of the brand “girl,” swathed in eternal, impossible adolescence, even at lofty levels — Gucci Girl, Marc Girl, Versace Girl.
Aliza Licht, formerly DKNY PR Girl, and Erika Bearman, formerly Oscar PR Girl (as in Oscar de la Renta), are both moving on. I learned of the news via Twitter, because Twitter is my main source for everything.
This week, @DKNY scrubbed its social media presence, and may have started a mini-revolution in the process. Dramatic? Here’s the deal: For the past six years, master publicist Aliza Licht has been tweeting as DKNY PR Girl, a presence that’s part fashion informercial and part Gossip Girl. Through her posts, we’ve been behind-the-scenes during fashion shows, red carpet preparations, and general office mayhem. Licht has signed off the account and onto her own platforms, and DKNY has announced we’ve just got to sit tight until its official relaunch (and first fashion show under the new regime) in September. Erika Bearman, aka OscarPrGirl, in a typical Instagram from the social account.
One of the most important designers in the history of American fashion, Donna Karan is stepping down as chief designer of Donna Karan International. Karan, 66, plans to devote greater time to her Urban Zen Company and Foundation, but will remain a close adviser to DKI under a long-term agreement, according to the company. Karan co-founded DKI with her late husband Stephan Weiss and Takiyho Inc. in 1984.
So many things can go wrong when you wear all white: red wine, coffee, the general dirtiness of life. (If you haven?t already read about how everything is coated in poop, now might not be the best time.) But who cares when it looks this good? Slouchy, fitted, casual, fancy?women like Beyonce, Lily Aldridge, and of course Kim Kardashian prove that a little white dress isn?t the only way to wear spring?s hottest color.
We talk to @DKNY PR GIRL Aliza Licht about her new book, Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job, Kill it in Your Career, and Rock Social Media.
#unbuttoned: KaDee Strickland & Aliza Licht Guest Star on Episode Four of Yahoo Style’s Podcast Right now, KaDee Strickland ’s starring on Secrets and Lies, ABC’s new drama starring Ryan Phillipe as a dad-turned-murder suspect and Juliette Lewis as detective Andrea Cornell, who’s charged with investigating the case. Strickland plays Christy Crawford, Phillipe’s wife, but you’ve also seen her in movies likeGirl, Interrupted and American Gangster. On the latest episode of Unbuttoned , she talks to Yahoo Style editor in chief Joe Zee about her love for Shonda Rhimes and female empowerment. And Aliza Licht, better known as DKNY PR GIRL, pops by to play Cards Against Fashion Humanity and chat about her new book,Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job.
First Style.com becomes an e-commerce site, and now Donna Karan is stepping aside and her iconic DKNY label will be designed by Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow. As we reported earlier this month, DKNY’s parent company, LVMH, had been shopping for a new creative director in an effort to re-energize the 26-year-old brand. Osborne and Chow—who were rumored to be in the running along with Prabal Gurung and A.L.C.’s Andrea Lieberman—secured the top spot. Having already won the Swarovski Award for Menswear in 2013, as well as the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund in November of that same year, they are now nominated for Menswear Designers of the Year at the CFDA Awards taking place in June. The creative directors are not the only ones getting aboard the new DKNY train (subway?).
With names like Cara Delevingne , Lexi Boling, Binx Walton, and Rita Ora attached to DKNY, one would expect the line to offer the most young and fresh items out there. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case, and it seems the brand’s parent company, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, is looking for a new creative director. According to Women’s Wear Daily , Prabal Gurung, Andrea Lieberman, the designer of A.L.C., and Public School partners Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow are all being considered for the position. The pair said they weren’t considering the role “at this moment,” while the others declined to comment.
Going on their 9th season at New York Fashion Week, our friends at Tumblr appointed some of their best performing artists to hit the streets. Yahoo Style checked in with just a few of these artists to get a view of their experience at NYFW.
Gabrielle Union asked for a do-over on this interview — an unusual request for an actress who’s been working for over two decades and could charm a reporter even if her jaws were wired shut. But the first time we talked was at the end of her Yahoo Style fashion shoot, where she’d danced all day to disco music. By the end, she was being whisked out; she was rushed and exhausted. So the star of BET’s Being Mary Jane — the show’s second season premieres Feb.3 — asked if we could speak again after she caught her breath.
It’s not every day you get to sit down with fashion legend Donna Karan, who has no doubt created two versions of the New York woman with Donna Karan and DKNY, two brands we love to shuffle between. We spoke with Karan on style from the nineties, Paris dinners with Anne Klein, a perpetual love of yoga and why being a successful brand means being associated with a lifestyle, not just a collection.
Cara Delevingne is the hottest model in the world right now. Her career only began five short years ago, and she’s already become the face for Fendi, Chanel, Topshop, and John Hardy (not to mention 2014’s British Model of the Year). Well if you think about it, women in menswear campaigns are nothing new, but they are usually relegated to playing a sex object as opposed to posing as “one of the guys.” Related: Cara Delevingne Plays Piano With Her Head, Has Fun With a Fart Machine, in the new Topshop Campaign This was not the case for Delevingne, who is stridently posing under the Manhattan Bridge with three male models.
Photo: Miley Cyrus’s Art Basel act was a hard one to follow—what’s better than disco ball-like pasties? Posters of her now famous Jean-Paul Goude shoot were slapped up renegade style all over the Herzog & De Mueron-designed parking garage where dinner was served for around 500 guests. All of them were out of their seats and waving their iPhones when Kardashian made her grand entrance wearing a teeny Mugler top and J.Mendel skirt creating the usual anxiety-inducing scrum. “I’m obsessed with Jean-Paul Goude.” Related: In Defense of Kim Kardashian and the Editors of Paper Magazine and Why This Cover Makes Sense During the dinner, Kim politely posed for selfies with nearly anyone who asked.