Donna Karan is an American fashion designer known for her famous brand Donna Karan New York and DKNY. She was born in Forest Hills, New York City and became a graduate in 1966 from Hewlett High School. She then followed her dreams and to pursue them she went to Parsons School of Design. Passing out from this school of design, she went to make a mark of her own and started working for Anne Klein. Very soon she became the head of the design team at Anne Klein. In 1985, she felt she could start something on her own abilities and she gave shape to her dreams by launching her own clothing label after her name.
How Rich is Donna Karan ?
Total Net Worth :- $450 million (in 2016 as per Forbes)
Date Of Birth : October 2, 1948
Donna Karan Height : 5.6 feet or 1.68 m
Spouse : Donna Karan was marry with Mark Karan after that she was with Stephan Weiss but now she is single.
Donna Karan New York is one of the leading fashion brands of the world has millions of followers and loyal customers. While working as an assistant for Klein, Karan had participated in The Battle of Versailles Fashion Show in the year 1973. After Klein’s death, she along with Louis Dell’Ollio became the head design of the fashion house. Later she left it for higher dreams. Along with her husband Stephan Weiss and the Takihyo Corporation she started her own fashion line. As she said, her dream was to “design modern clothes for modern people”. We can firmly say she had the right ability to do the work and this is proved by her world wide acclaim.
In 1985, she started her first collection of women’s clothing and soon gained immense success. Her “Essentials” line brought fame and popularity where she offered seven pieces of clothing that could be mixed and matched to have a completely integrated wardrobe. She wished to design clothes like jersey dresses or something like opaque Lycra tights which she would herself wear.
In 1988, she opened out to a larger number of people by starting a new clothing line called DKNY for younger women. This was a fashion line of less expensive clothing which widened her reach to a larger population and then came her DKNY jeans two years later. Then in 1992, DKNY for men too was launched and Donna Karan became one of the most well known fashion figures of the world.
Donna’s has won a lot of accolades in life. Inher list of achievements in life we can include prestigious awards like the award by Coty American Fashion Critics’. She received it in 1977 and also once again in 1982. Later in 1984 she got a place in the Coty Hall of Fame which is a matter of extreme prestige. In 1990 she earned the title for being the women’s wear ‘Designer of the Year’. In 1992 she earned the same title but this time for men’s wear. In 2004, CFDA presented her with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
According to estimates, her net worth is $450 million.