DKNY Clothing + Donna Karan the philanthropist Apparently Donna Karan is reputedly quoted as saying she wants to be remembered as a philanthropist. Perhaps there is no surer way of destroying your credibility than to make such a sanctimonious statement. We, the punters on the high street, don’t want to hear about the righteous cravings of clothing designers, we just want them to design us clothes that make us feel good — and if a designer does have a philanthropic bent the honourable thing is for them to kept it to themselves and donate their finance and time amply and anonymously. So Donna, keep on doing what you’re good at, designing clothes, and spare us the agony of having to listen to another vocal philanthropic wannabe.