>> Before the finale march, Anna Wintour ducked out at Donna Karan to hightail it to Queens and Roger Federer's guest box for the US Open men's title match. But she stuck around long enough to catch Donna's "urban atmosphere," as the designer put it to WWD, adding that she was "inspired by the power of the elements — the sky, water, wind, sand, earth, and fire" in her show notes. Karan's signature draped jersey was out in full force in all shades of neutrals, and the clothes felt very of the moment — meaning the moment many women are currently feeling to invest in solid, wearable, classic pieces rather than be tempted by those transient, of-the-moment-or-maybe-the-season-if-you're-lucky pieces.
The show was held in Karan's downtown studio space, which ended up packed to the gills, and Milla Jovovich sat front row. Charlotte di Calypso, who's not having good luck with her accessories this week — yesterday her belt popped open at Derek Lam — glided by at one point, adjusting her Stephen Jones hat all the way around her loop, to keep it from falling off her head.