Speaker - Donna Karan

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Donna Karan is an American fashion designer and the creator of the Donna Karan New York and DKNY clothing labels.

Karan began her career as an assistant designer with Anne Klein in the late 1960s, where she was eventually promoted to associate designer in 1971. When Anne Klein herself died in 1974, Takihyo Corporation of Japan became the new owner and Karan, together with her former classmate and friend Louis Dell'Ollio, became head designer of the house.

In 1984 Donna Karan left Anne Klein and, together with her then husband Mark Karan and Takihyo Corporation, she started her own business "to design modern clothes for modern people." She showed her first Donna Karan women's collection in 1985.

4 Programs

Mind, Body and Sprit: Creating the Calm in the Chaos

09.19.11 | 00:53:22 min | 0 comments

Getting Women off the Sidelines in Business & Public Life

09.19.11 | 00:42:17 min | 0 comments

A Spiritually Inspired Future: Chopra, Cohen & Huffington

12.05.10 | 01:59:45 min | 13 comments

Workwear Evening Talk with Donna Karan

02.04.10 | 01:06:09 min | 0 comments