Although Karan’s most recent collection appeared to herald a return to Donna days of yore, it doesn’t come as much of a surprise to learn she’s stepping away from the company, which will suspend her namesake collection, and is likely to focus instead on DKNY, newly energized with the appointment of designers Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow.

Karan made it known she was disappointed in a lack of support from LVMH, and has been increasingly focused on Urban Zen, her lifestyle store and foundation, and traveling to work with artisans in Haiti.

Thirty years since Donna Karan’s launch, her legacy of flattering, comfortable, and interchangeable pieces for women who work, travel, and care for themselves and their families still feels practical, modern, and like something worth striving for.

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