When I moved to New York in 1993, DKNY was hugely popular and iconic. I'll never forget going to the office of the Arnell Group, a Soho ad agency, to visit my friend who was working in strategy there. He showed me the DKNY brand book, the size of a coffee table (remember Helmut Newton's 'Sumo'?), and the gorgeous testament to New York style I have ever seen. For many years here in the city, huge DKNY billboards were a constant reminder of the power of American style. And when I could, I'd go to the DKNY boutique in Soho and purchase a piece of the dream. From matte jersey dresses to wrap sweaters to leather leggings, DKNY had it all. In her prime, Donna Karan understood what women wanted to wear and what women needed in their wardrobes. I love these heads because they still hold up today. Who doesn't want a great scarlet or camel suit, a smart suit, or a slouchy sweater and skirt?
I hope you enjoy these beautiful pics. And maybe we can inspire up a female president in 2024? A girl can dream. Later this week, I'll show you how to take some of these great looks into 2022 with some new pieces I found online.
Cause that's what's up this looking back to fall forward kind of Tuesday in the Apple. Yours, in NY classics and the great return. XO