donnakaran.jpgI'm sure we can all sympathise with Donna Karan's reflection on her spending habits over 35 years: "...Before I knew it, I was able to fill a warehouse. It just got out of control." Of course, the DKNY designer's wardrobe must be a lot grander than we can ever hope for; yet now here is a chance to add some of her sparkle to your own.

DKNY Designer Donna Karan will be selling over 2000 personal items for charity. From inspiration pieces and couture gowns worn by Barbara Streisand, shoes and accessories to photos and her bed, everything is priced between $20-$2000, and all proceeds will go to the Urban Zen Initiative, founded by Karan herself in 2006 to "promote well-being, preserve cultures and empower children".

Those lucky enough to be living in the New York area can pop into the Stephan Weiss Studio at 711 Greenwich Street, where all items will be on sale on the 14-15 March. Karan hopes to inspire annual private warehouse sales that would include more personal items from other designers - now that I would like to see! London designers, take note...

[source, image: Getty]