If I could only use one word to describe Donna Karan’s Fall 2011 show it would be brilliant. The scene, the ambiance, the models, the clothing…the glorious clothing. The selection of dresses, blouses, jackets, skirts, and gowns was so gorgeous that there are not enough superlatives to explain the femininity and elegance of the collection.
The clothing was a mix of urban meets uptown. The palette was muted neutrals, which allowed the intricate cuts and draping to take center stage. Everything was about fit, as each item perfectly hugged the models’ bodies. And while most of us do not look like runway models, Donna Karan creates the kinds of garments that look just as good on a real woman as they do on a catwalk professional.
We saw sheer fabrics and shearling along with long gloves with fur cuffs. As far as accessories go, bags were structured and ladylike and mostly served as an accent to the expertly crafted ready-to-wear. The show finished with gowns that anyone would deem Oscar worthy. More than anything, though, the collection left us feeling at peace. Maybe the colors were not eye-catching, but the designs were so seamless and exquisite that I craved attending an event that would warrant one of the looks.
See the full gallery of images after the jump!
P.S. Please consider supporting our small, bag-loving team by clicking our links before shopping or checking out at your favorite online retailers like Amazon, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, or any of the listed partners on our shop page. We truly appreciate your support!