Thursday, 18 June 2009

Donna Karan on Crisis Issues

(Supermodel Karen Elson for Donna Karan Resort 09)

After this put a smile(?) on our face, Donna Karan comes to wipe it off. According to a source:

Donna Karan appealed to a gathering of 150 customers at Neiman Marcus in San Francisco last Wednesday to not be self-conscious about buying luxury apparel in a down economy, but rather think of the number of people along fashion’s economic chain being supported by their purchases, reports WWD.

Behind each garment, “there is an amazing depth of knowledge and wisdom,” said Karan, sitting next to Neiman’s fashion director Ken Downing, as the duo offered commentary during a fashion show of the designer’s fall collection, followed by a trunk show.

“They are purchasing garments for a much-larger cause,” Karan said, listing pattern and garment makers, dyers, models, hair dressers, photographers and retail employees among those whose livelihoods are tied to fashion.

1 comment:

*Constance said...

It's true, and (even though I can't afford too expensive stuff)she's right. The economic crisis has struck almost every domain, and the fashion industry is a sensitive one.Behind the flashes and the glam, many people gain a living from it.Difficult times, we shall survive...