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Karan, Sean Penn for Haiti; Lilly’s Lechleiter: D.C.

Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, Donna Karan and Sean Penn were at the Inter-American Development Bank’s Cultural Center last night for the opening of “Discover Haiti,” an exhibition of products and artwork from the beleaguered island.

“It’s papier-mache,” said a beaming Karan of her tote bag, a brown checkerboard of woven papier-mache strips. “Everyone’s been asking me about it.” The fashion designer sported strappy sandals and hair in a tight bun.