Rag Trade: Donna Karan Gets Her Zen On

  • Urban Zen — Donna Karan's new philanthropic outlet that aims to raise awareness, preserve cultures ( "particularly in Africa" ) and empower children — is marking its launch with a "a 10-day well-being event of panel discussions and yoga sessions at the Stephan Weiss Studio next month." Wait, does this mean that Donna will be flying in kiddies from the Sudan for lessons about raw foods and juice fasts? [WWD]
  • Former model/editor/Mrs. Gilles Bensimon, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, is now concierge for NYC condo M at Beekman and promises to hook clients up with "VIP access to pet toothbrushing." Woof. [WWD, 3rd item]
  • Coach is hot shit! Earnings this past quarter jumped by 37.8%, and the brand is introducing two new accessories lines and a new fragrance. [WWD]
  • British designer Jeff Banks [Who? Ed.] disses Kate Moss' design skills, goes after other British fashion stars like Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen. [Vogue UK]