"What made Donna Karan truly unique was that she represented women not in the way male designers tend to imagine them."
Karan had worked with Ann Klein a fashion designer. This is how she started her career.
"One of the most influential fashion designers in the world, Donna Karan has left a lasting impact on the world of clothing, bringing uptown New York chic into the mainstream.One of the most influential fashion designers in the world, Donna Karan has left a lasting impact on the world of clothing, bringing uptown New York chic into the mainstream."
Donna Karan's silhouette are body suits dressing.
"In 1988, the more affordable line, DKNY, was introduced, which was meant to reflect the modern New York lifestyle."- Fun
Donna Karan's fashion capital is NY. With a top designer of Anne Klein. Has had many fashion shows with a NY city spotlight. Some interesting places are Italy and France for the designs that weren't even in her roots.
Donna Ivy Faske was born on October 2, 1948, in Forest Hills, NY.
Donna was raised in Hewlett-Packard, Long Island. Her family had influenced her into the world of fashion. Her mother was a model and her father was a suit designer. When she turned fourteen she was a school dropout and was already selling clothing at a local boutique. You can say she started her fashion career there, you can say it all started there. In 1968 Karan was accepted into Parsons School of Design in New York.
What made Karan famous was her urban chic style which was a huge hit.
The Ann Klein brand blossomed when Ann Klein herself passed away. Karan moved up and helped with the blossoming of the brand. In 1984 Karan divorced her first husband and by 1985 she was married to Stephen Weiss and decided to make her first woman's collection. She was influenced by natural instincts. "From the start Karan made it her mission to "design modern clothes for modern people." With an increase of women entering the professional workforce, Karan's timing proved to be impeccable."
Some major career steps Karan did was selling her publicity trade company to a French luxury conglomerate, Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton. The reports of the sale were told to be sold for $650 million and an agreement to stay as the designer of the brand. Donna Karan is living in Queens, NY now at age 68.
-Her book "Modern Souls" was published in 1998 for the 10th anniversary of DKNY.
-Donna Karan had 20 years invested in the fashion industry (and seven grandchildren!) by 2007.
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