1. “Blitzkrieg Bop” The Ramones 2. “Kick It” Peaches 3. “Break Ya Back” Timberland 4. “New York” Angel Haze 5. “Blister in the Sun” Violent Femmes 6. “Dance” Esg 7. A mash up of Blondies call me mixed with vocals of Arcade Fire
Karan should also have thought, “God, I just staged a beauty!” Indeed she had. For this career-and-life milestone, Karan was in full-on city mode, sensual, urbane, focused. “I was so clear in what I wanted to say,” she said after the show. “I wanted to show the strength of the woman. I wanted to show that after 30 years I think we stand for something that is absolutely, iconically Donna Karan. I wanted it to be a reflection of the past, and the present coming into the future. I wanted it to be about art, the city, the body, movement, the strength of tailoring, evening….
Evening rocked, particularly those gowns with fluid, translucent skirts that wafted provocatively over bodysuits and bare legs. Some were beaded in celebration of New York’s night sky. “I have the honor of looking at the city lights from my apartment every night,” Karan said. “This place is so, so beautiful, and I wanted to capture that.” Done. And dazzling.