Thisis expected to be an event out of the ordinary. On December 28, 2012, the current Haitian President Michel Martelly Will Sing With the international singer Julio Iglesias In the Dominican Republic.
Several importand individuals will be present at the charity event, including Henry Kissinger, designers Donna Karan and Oscar de la Renta.
President Michel Martelly or sweet Micky on this occasion will sing two songs with Spanish singer Julio Iglesias
Before becoming President of Haiti, Michel martelly was performing on stage as a professional musician
Here is Donna Karan as she intends to team up with Parsons to create new design school in Haiti
Donna Karan, or "DK", is an American fashion designer and the creator of the "DKNY" clothing labels (Donna Karan New York). She was deeply impressed by the inherent natural craftsmanship of Haitians when she first visited Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. Instead of seeing the country's devastation, Donna saw Haiti's potential through the eyes of creativity. She felt it was really important to give them something so that they can help them with their enormous artisan talents and she decided to create a holistic community--a community which will be created through the preservation own culture and native art using indigenous resources like tobacco leaves, metal works, stone, etc. Donna Karan has teamed up with 'Parsons the New School for Design' from Manhattan to train Haitian artisans through the Urban Zen foundation by providing models of sustainable commerce through DOT or "The Design, Organization, Training Center" for emerging artists in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Controversy around Donna Karan's Ad with Brazilian model Adriana Lima and Haitians
This a a ad that did not seat well with many people. As you are looking at this ad for Donna Karan that is getting ready to hit the world for her spring 2012 season, you will observe the beautiful and sexy Brazilian model Adriana Lima posing in a seductive way. Two young Haitian men are seen in the background.
The reaction of many people following the apparition of the image is that it is of poor taste. Showing Donna Karan's Ad with Adriana Lima shows glamour; but at the same time it shows suffering in the faces of Haiti, a country that has been going through a major earthquake and where many people are still suffering.
Donna Karan's Ad was inspired by the work of famous Haitian artist, Philippe Dodard and photographed by Russell James
Here is a picture of Donna Karan at Fashion for Relief Haiti. She was one of many who participated in the event organized by Neomi Campbell as a result of the 2010 Haiti Earthquake
As a result of the January 12 earthquake, close to 300,000 people died, over 250,000 residential and 30,000 commercial buildings were destroyed.