Unearthing Donna Karan’s rare video directed by Denis Piel and starring Rosemary McGrotha from the year Karan founded her brand, one can’t help but feel her modern vision. The camera languidly follows Rosemary and her inner thoughts as she goes about her day. And in the everyday-ness of her thoughts, Karan imbues her woman with a strength and sensuality set against New York.
Founded in 1985, Karan carved a niche for herself and for her vision of the modern woman with her system of dressing—seven easy pieces—and her casual smart ‘cold-shoulder’ silhouette. Aided by her longstanding relationships with photographers including Herb Ritts and Peter Lindbergh, it’s clear that Karan’s vision is as distinct as it is visionary.