Style icon Donna Karan is synonymous with American fashion. Her women’s line is lux, trendy, and comfy all at the same time. The mega successful designer has dressed the world’s most beautiful women, like Gwyneth Paltrow, Demi Moore and Ashley Greene.
Yet, off the runway, Donna’s heart belongs to Haiti. After an earthquake devastated the country in 2010, Karan has been working through her Urban Zen foundation to help rebuild the country. “I quickly realized that the solution to rebuilding the country could be found in the inherent creativity of the people,” reveals Karan to Healthy Hollywood.
Karan’s latest fundraising project is ”Fashion for Haiti: One Million Hearts,” which brings together 150 designers, including Tory Burch, Oscar de la Renta, and Diane von Furstenberg together to auction off customized papier-mâché hearts on eBay in an effort to raise social consciousness and funds for the Haitian Artisan project. “I am so touched and so inspired by the 150 designers who have put their personal touch on these locally-crafted Haitian papier-mâché hearts…I was absolutely blown away by their creativity and soulful expression,” adds Karan to Healthy Hollywood.
The designer hearts will be auctioned off on eBay until May 2nd. Net proceeds from the eBay auction will benefit Urban Zen’s Artisan program, which is dedicated to creating jobs, vocational education and highlighting the creativity of Haiti’s artisans.
C’mon Healthy Hollywooders, have a little heart and bid at www.ebay.com/fashionforhaiti
-- Terri MacLeod