“I want to see what’s going on in there!” Donna Karan yelled from inside her Urban Zen store on Greenwich Street in New York’s West Village on Tuesday night. “I want to go to my own party. But I have to work.”
Karan was, in fact, hard at work giving hugs and kisses, taking photos and answering questions from reporters at her 20th Apple Awards — a dinner and cocktail hour hosted in honor of model Iman, photographer Jimmy Nelson and executive dean of Parsons Joel Towers. The trio received accolades for the respective work they’ve done in fashion, the arts and education.
Nelson’s photographs — mostly depicting the members of tribal communities in South America, Africa and Asia — were blown up, framed and hung on the walls of the Stephan Weiss Studio event space, where the party was held. (It’s right next to Urban Zen, by the way.) Nelson’s book “Homage to Humanity” was on display at the party as well. He said there will be a collaboration between him and Urban Zen coming very soon.
Iman, who had a short, cropped golden hairdo, wore a velvet dress she said was “at least 30 years old.”
“I don’t know how I fit