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A designer designs, a stylist presents a point of view.

Carrie Donovan (1928-2001), fashion editor.

Ms. Donovan started sketching fashions at ten-years-old and went on to study at Parsons School of Design. But she didn’t possess a knack for sewing, so instead Ms. Donovan pursued a career in fashion journalism starting at the New York Times. Later over the course of her career she was the editor for Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and New York Times Magazine. With a slight distaste for typewriters (not to mention computers), Ms. Donovan wrote all her copy by hand.

As for personal style, she was known for sporting over-sized glasses and turbans.

After she retired from journalism in the 1990s Ms. Donovan appeared in over 40 Old Navy commercials, many of which can be found on YouTube.  She died in 2001 at the age of 73.

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