A musician, a tattoo artist, a skateboarder: DKNY show features real people

Global News

NEW YORK – If you’ve ever watched a fashion show and said to yourself, “Those aren’t real people out there on the runway,” Donna Karan has an answer for that.

For her DKNY runway show Sunday, Karan presented – along with the models, of course – an assortment of non-models: A DJ. A TV presenter. A printmaker. A few students. A biologist, a “night life hostess,” and, in the most intriguing entry in the show’s written program, a “tattoo artist/ pro skateboarder.”

The “real people” (not that you aren’t real, models, but your looks are rather unreal) walked the runway with confidence, and drew enthusiastic cheers. Some were built almost like models, others weren’t, and some even had (gasp) grey hair, but they all looked great in Karan’s colorful clothes.

The show began with a short film featuring the young New Yorkers about to walk the runway, speaking about where…

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