Saturday, October 27
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
$30 after Oct 25
Purchasing a ticket for this program entitles you to complimentary access to the Exhibition Hall.
Fashion icon Donna Karan talks about her life, her career in fashion design, and the the things that matter to her the most in a conversation with Director of The Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology Valerie Steele.
Designer and humanitarian Donna Karan’s desire to address people, not just dress them, led the creator of well-known clothing labels such as DKNY to establish The Urban Zen Foundation in 2007. Inspired by the philosophies of her late husband, Stephan Weiss, Karan has incorporated his “connecting the dots” theory of art into her philanthropic approach. At Urban Zen, Karan embodies this philosophy through her partnerships with established organizations such as the Clinton Foundation, Grief and Nomad Two Worlds. Urban Zen also also encompasses a clothing line and several stores.
The event marks the launch of Karan’s new book, Stephan Weiss: Connecting the Dots (Assouline), which tells the story of the extraordinary husband whose cunning business acumen was at the heart of her design line’s success and provides a rare glimpse into the private world of one of fashion’s most notable couples.
Following the program, audience members will be invited to specially designated areas in the Exhibition Hall for book signings and informal conversation with the speakers.