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March 22, 1986 - Image 49

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1986-03-22

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VALERIE TAYLOR

"But the day of the collection,
when I see those models come
down the runway, it's a thrill. I
cry after every collection."
Raves of approval is what
every designer is looking for
this spring, including Donna
Karan. Donna's spring line,
which is done mostly in navy,
emphasizes the attitude of
both her summer line, done in
red, white and black, and her
fall line, which they are
working on now. "Donna's
concept for spring is twofold,"
states Beth, who notes that
the "dress like a man look is
gone."
"First, there's the bodysuit,
taking that original concept
which we all feel comfortable
in with snaps underneath,
raglan sleeves and a padded
shoulder to build up the top so)
you look slimmer on the
bottom. Second, there's the
wrap skirt, made out of jersey,
cashmere and sequins. It's
neat, comfortable, easy, sexy
and appropriate."
Donna Karan's staff has to
adhere to a strict schedule in

Although real estate
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center is expensive,
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not stop designers
from flocking to the
Avenue that can
help to establish
their names.

order to get their clothes out
by the beginning of each
season. "You have to choose
your fabrics a good six months
before you work. Then, in
Donna's case, she has one of
her design assistants sketch
up her concept and those help
guide her," Beth explains.
"Then she begins to drape

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March 1986

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