Donna Karan + Zaha Hadid

For Donna Karan’s newest fragrance, Woman, she commissioned Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid to design the bottle. Hadid, who won the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004, was aptly inspired inspired by the shape of a woman’s body when designing the bottle. The resulting shape is a sculptural silhouette, with the curving lines echoing those of her world-renowned buildings. This is not the first time Hadid has engaged in a collaboration with a fashion designer – she designed the Chanel Mobile Art Pavillion in 2009, the traveling exhibition structure housing various artist reinterpretations of iconic Chanel bags.

Expanding on the concept of womanhood, Karen worked only with female collaborators on this particular fragrance.  She tapped Anne Flipo as the perfumer, and featured models Karolina Kurkova, Liya Kebede, and Christy Turlington Burns for the ad campaign. A new section on Karen’s website entitled “Women Who Inspire” highlights various women and their contributions to society.  Woman is available now in department stores and on Karen’s website.

The Hadid-designed bottle

The fragrance ad

An image for Hadid shot for the campaign


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