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Stories with person: Liza Minnelli
  • Donna Karan's fashion wisdom, in 7 easy pieces 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 1:29 pm

    NEW YORK - Donna Karan introduced her famous Seven Easy Pieces in 1985, as she was introducing the world to her namesake label. Based on a black bodysuit with simple added pieces like a wrap skirt, classic trousers, or a suede jacket, it was a lot more than a convenient wardrobe: It was a conceptual shift in fashion. Karan was trying to tell women working women that clothes could work for them, and not the other way around. And that they didn't need to wear buttoned-up suits to look professional.