Jane Gordon has written this profile of Donna Karan and her relationship to Haiti for London’s Daily Mail.
Donna Karan is reclining on a pure white ottoman in the shade of a banyan tree at her aptly named villa the Sanctuary on the private tropical island of Parrot Cay in the West Indies. She is, as you might expect, wearing something she designed herself (a copper-coloured draped skirt and tunic top) and she manages to look (without any make-up or obvious signs of surgery) a decade younger than her 63 years – a feat she puts down to ‘standing on my head doing yoga’.
The woman who, together with her late husband Stephan Weiss, created a vast fashion empire worth a reputed £415 million (it was sold to the luxury conglomerate LVMH in 2001) is supposed to be on vacation, but even here she is a whirlwind of creativity…
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