They would’ve celebrated their 30th year of marriage this year if it wasn’t for cancer. Donna Karan’s husband, Stephan Weiss died in 2001 of lung cancer (since cancer is the topic du jour thanks to Angelina’s brave coming out). He was her partner, her inspiration. Donna Karan decided to make her Fall 2013 Ad Campaign about him. In a way.
Also because she organized a show with Stephan Weiss’ art recently and she suddenly became aware of the countless liaisons between the world of arts (and artists in general) and fashion. And here I was, naively thinking that fashion was art in the first place. Money talks. Louder than art.
Back to Donna Karan’s campaign, wwd reports that it was photographed by Mikael Jansson while Cathering McNeil and Andres Velencoso starred in a visual love story hinting back at Donna Karan and her story with her late husband. Not bad. It just lacks the chemistry and the real feel. Other than that, it looks artistic and epic. Doesn’t it? (I wonder if this first teaser stand for ‘first base’…)