Donna Karan and healer Deirdre Hade shared a conversation about what led Karan to a reset that included spiritualism.
I had a sew-er in my shop that asked me what I wanted. And I said, to meet the Dalai Lama. She came back to me and said, “I made an appointment for you to meet him in three days.” I couldn’t deal — at the time my husband was sick (husband Stephan Weiss passed away from cancer in 2001). When I met the Dalai Lama, I was totally frozen. The energy was so amazing — I asked him if he would meet my husband. I will never forget that day.
I knew I was on a journey in a very beautiful way. I strive to be centered. I’m centered on my yoga mat, but off, not so centered. Meeting Deirdre brought me back to me. As a designer, I don’t understand what I do. I’m not that person — it just comes through me. You dress the outside, but the inside is what matters and how you connect with everyone.