Donna Karan Spring 2000

29/04/2013

Esther Canadas, Mini Arden & Stella Tennant in Donna Karan New York Spring/Summer 2000 campaign photographed by Peter Lindbergh
When I was a teen I declared that Donna Karan will be one of the designers I would wear. Even then her aesthetics appealed to me and, perhaps, influenced my style as it developed.

My love for her creations is obvious and I have a good reason for it – just like Diane von Furstenberg, the Donna Karan's clothes are timeless and designed for women to be worn and truly enjoyed, in comfort and confidence. And they are so beautifully made!

Esther Canadas, Mini Arden & Stella Tennant in Donna Karan New York Spring/Summer 2000 campaign photographed by Peter Lindbergh
Esther Canadas, Mini Arden & Stella Tennant in Donna Karan New York Spring/Summer 2000 campaign photographed by Peter Lindbergh
As the next “fashion week” was approaching I found myself torn between two names, in a position of a parent trying to choose which child she loved the most… Donna Karan was, indeed, one of them. I hesitated, I lost sleep for a couple of days, as insane it may sound to some. And then I walked to my wardrobe, pulled out the Donna Karan dress and knew exactly what would happen next.

Esther Canadas, Mini Arden & Stella Tennant in Donna Karan New York Spring/Summer 2000 campaign photographed by Peter Lindbergh
Photo source: Esther Canadas, Mini Arden & Stella Tennant in Donna Karan New York Spring/Summer 2000 campaign photographed by Peter Lindbergh

33 comments:

  1. As much as I love many male designers, there is a certain quality that female designers possess... a deeper understanding of pieces that women will not only find beautiful, but also want to pull out of their closets and wear time and time again. Donna Karan has that quality in spades, and was also one of the first designers I admired as a teen - I lusted after her DKNY collection at a local department store, which was so beautiful and just out of my babysitting money budget :) Her timeless, classic aesthetic and attention to detail are the reason I still admire her today.
    xox,
    Cee

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  2. I have my fingers crossed for you! How exciting. The city where I live, Canberra, is having their fashion festival this week and I'm thrilled. Picked out a lovely outfit from a local designer who is showing the night I'm going. Lots to be loving at the moment! xoxox

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  3. Donna Karan always makes classic and timeless pieces. I've always admired her. Have a great week!

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  4. Is one of my fav designer too, I remember when I got my sunnies by DK (still my fav pair), was siper excited! The collection is truly dreamy,what I love most are the colors and the woven:) Kisses dear! xo

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  5. Ah, another fashion week! Can't wait to see what you have in store for us. I have a Donna Karan top and a DKNY scarf and they are among my favourite wardrobe items. I've always admired women designers who design such beautiful, timeless pieces for women.

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  6. Theres nothing more classy and chic than a Donna Karan dress, its speaks in femininity and sensuality. You have our support hun, hope you win!

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  7. Well, this is certainly a blast from the past! I love the simplicity of these designs. As Kim mentioned, they are indeed very timeless! xxx

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  8. STILL LOOKS AMAZING- IF IT WAS THE CAMPAIGN FROM THIS YEAR i WOULD OF WENT WITH IT... GORGEOUS- i WANT THE BLUE TIE DRESS.

    Have you heard when and where the blog awards are?? I've no idea lol

    dawn
    www.dressmeperfect.com

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  10. these images are gorgeous and characteristic donna karan--simple yet elegant and perfect for women's bodies.

    www.insparisian.com

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  11. I loved Donna Karen when I was young too!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  12. I love Donna Karan!

    http://couturetrend.blogspot.it/

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  13. Love the femininity of Donna Karen designs!! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style Delights Blog
    Enter $30 international giveaway by Chicnova

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  14. I have always loved Donna Karen as well! Her pieces are perfection and she just gets how to make clothes for a woman!

    xo,

    Alyssa
    Runway Chef

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  15. such beautiful photos!

    xx fameliquorlove.blogspot.com

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  16. i love the look of the sheer, organza fabric in those beautiful watercolors... so pretty!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  17. I luuurve these dresses Natalia, absolutely gorgeous. What would you call the fabric effect though, it's sort of semi-ombre and semi-tie dye no? So perfect for summer!

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  18. Just done it Natalia!!!
    Wish you all the luck in the world!!
    xoxo
    Patricia

    http://misstoptenimage.blogspot.com

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  19. We admire and respect both Donna Karan and DVF.

    Good luck in the competition.
    xx
    5th&6th

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  20. Very beautiful. These pieces have such a liquid watery feel the way they drape and float.
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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  21. I love that brand and If I had that outfits from that year.. I wore it still. Are perfect. Have a nice day.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

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  22. I love this! xx

    - Victoria
    www.VICKITAS.com

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  23. To this day, I still think that DK cuts her clothes better than anyone. The fit and drape is amazing. Love these images and that you write about her.

    xo Mary Jo

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  24. In my opinion the investment for a piece from Donna Karan lasts lifelong - wonderful classy pieces!

    xx from Bavaria, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

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  25. always liked Donna Karen - so timeless and cool.
    I have my fingers xx for you - and I voted already,
    Axxx

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  26. I love going back and looking at old campaigns and editorials! This one is so gorgeous!! And she's on of my favorites as well :)

    ~Jacy

    www.laviedelenore.blogspot.com

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  27. I cannot agree more. Women designers understand better women body like no one else. DVF and DK, timeless styles.

    xo
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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