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Donna Karan

Donna Karan, September 2007. Photo by Christopher Peterson.
Personal information
 Name  Donna Karan
 Nationality  American
 Birth date  October 9, 1948 (1948-10-09) (age 59)
 Birth place  Flag of the United States Forest Hills, New York
 Education  Hewlett High School
Parson's School of Design
Working life
 Label name  Donna Karan

Donna Karan is the fashion designer and the creator of the DKNY (Donna Karan New York) clothing label. She was born Donna Ivy Faske on October 9, 1948 in Forest Hills, New York. She grew up in Hewlett, Long Island with her step-father who was a tailor and her mother who was a model. She graduated from Hewlett High School in 1966 and then went on to Parson's School of Design for two years. She left to work for Anne Klein. Eventually she became head of the Anne Klein design-team and remained in this position until 1989. At that time, she launched the Essentials line. [1], [2] She married Mark Karan in the early 1970s. The day she gave birth to their daughter Gabriel in 1974, it was announced that Karan’s employer, Anne Klein, had died. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 400 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,048 × 3,072 pixels, file size: 2. ... is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the state. ... George W. Hewlett High School (commonly known as Hewlett High School) is a four-year public high school in Hewlett, New York, which is a part of the Five Towns area of the South Shore of Long Island. ... Parsons The New School for Design (abbreviated Parsons), is a design school affiliated since 1970 with The New School, formerly known as New School University. ... Brief introduction on the history of fashion design and designers Fashion design is the art dedicated to the creation of wearing apparel and lifestyle. ... DKNY (Donna Karan New York) is the label of fashion designer Donna Karan. ... is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Station Square, home to Forest Hills striking Long Island Rail Road station. ... This article is about the state. ... Hewlett is a census-designated place located in Nassau County, New York. ... This article is about the island in New York State. ... George W. Hewlett High School (commonly known as Hewlett High School) is a four-year public high school in Hewlett, New York, which is a part of the Five Towns area of the South Shore of Long Island. ... Parsons The New School for Design (abbreviated Parsons), is a design school affiliated since 1970 with The New School, formerly known as New School University. ... Anne Klein was an American fashion designer, whose label was continued after her untimely death by designer Donna Karan. ... Anne Klein was an American fashion designer, whose label was continued after her untimely death by designer Donna Karan. ... Anne Klein was an American fashion designer, whose label was continued after her untimely death by designer Donna Karan. ...


Karan’s daughter Gabby is married to Gian Paolo De Felice, an Alitalia airline pilot. They have one daughter, Stefania. She has been reported as being involved in the Kabbalah Centre.[3] Alitalia - Linee Aeree Italiane (ISE: IT0003331888) is the national airline of Italy. ... The Kabbalah Centre is a highly profitable worldwide [1] marketing organization with headquarters in Los Angeles, California that offers a number of products and courses online and through its local centres. ...

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Donna Karan International

Karan, nicknamed The Queen Of Seventh Avenue, began working for Liz Claiborne at a very young age. In the 1970s, she then got a job through her mother as an intern with Anne Klein, 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 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. Liz Claiborne (born Elisabeth Claiborne Ortenberg March 31, 1929) is a Belgian-born fashion designer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Anne Klein was an American fashion designer, whose label was continued after her untimely death by designer Donna Karan. ... Anne Klein was an American fashion designer, whose label was continued after her untimely death by designer Donna Karan. ... Anne Klein was an American fashion designer, whose label was continued after her untimely death by designer Donna Karan. ...


What made her initially famous in the industry was her line of elastic bodysuits. She also became known for her very successful Essentials line, initially offering seven easy pieces which could all be mixed and matched, and created a fully integrated wardrobe. At a time when more and more women in America entered the business world and were looking for sophisticated and elegant, yet simple and functional clothing, preferably in black, white or grey, the company experienced tremendous success with its ‘power dressing’ outfits and was loved by the critics in the 1980s. Ms. Karan always insisted that she would only design clothes, like jersey dresses and opaque Lycra tights, that she would also wear herself. Donna Karan was so New York that the New York Times described her as “Ed Koch in a stretchy black dress” in the early nineties, referring to the then mayor of New York City. This article is about the state. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... Edward Irving Koch (born December 12, 1924; pronounced to rhyme with Scotch) was a United States Congressman from 1969 to 1977 and the Mayor of New York City from 1978 to 1989. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


In 1988 Karan extended her women’s Signature Collection by a less expensive line, called DKNY, for younger women. The line was such a hit that Karan can be regarded as the first designer to successfully establish a bridge collection. Two years later she created DKNY Jeans and DKNY for men was launched in 1992, one year after the Signature collection line for men had been presented. The portfolio was later complemented by a kid’s collection, beauty products, accessories and furniture. Sales rose up to 510.1 million in 1995 from $96.6 in 1991. More than half of the sales are attributed to the DKNY lines, couture contributes 15% and about 30% of the sales are generated by men’s clothing, accessories, cosmetics and other products. Almost a third of the sales are made in exports. DKNY (Donna Karan New York) is the label of fashion designer Donna Karan. ... DKNY (Donna Karan New York) is the label of fashion designer Donna Karan. ... DKNY (Donna Karan New York) is the label of fashion designer Donna Karan. ... DKNY (Donna Karan New York) is the label of fashion designer Donna Karan. ...


The European DKNY business was damaged in the early 1990s by poor quality and flawed logistics which resulted in the creation of a European supply center in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The company later announced to show their collection at the Milan fashion week in 1996 but later backed out again. DKNY (Donna Karan New York) is the label of fashion designer Donna Karan. ... For other uses, see Amsterdam (disambiguation). ... Type Anti-tank Nationality Joint France/Germany Era Cold War, modern Launch platform Individual, Vehicle Target Vehicle, Fortification History Builder MBDA, Bharat Dynamics (under license) Date of design 70s Production period since 1972 Service duration since 1972 Operators 41 countries Variants MILAN 1, MILAN 2, MILAN 2T, MILAN 3, MILAN...


Donna Karan, Inc. and LVMH

In mid-1997 Donna Karan quit as CEO of the company but has officially remained chairwoman and designer in charge of the Donna Karan line. Actually, the line these days is designed by Peter Speliopoulos, a talented former Cerruti designer, with Karan contributing little subtleties or even entire new creations. The DKNY line is entirely designed by Jane Chung, a Karan employee since the days at Anne Klein. Most merchandise is licensed. Liz Claiborne markets the DKNY Jeans and Active brands lines, Estée Lauder is in charge for the cosmetics business. In 1997, Donna Karan signed licensing deals with Wacoal America for men's and women's DKNY intimate apparel, Esprit for DKNY children's apparel, Phillips Van Heusen for DKNY men's dress shirts, Mallory & Church for DKNY men's ties and hosiery, Peerless Clothing for DKNY suits and sport coats, and Max Leather for belts and small leather goods. LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton S.A. (Euronext: MC), usually shortened to LVMH, is a French holding company and the worlds largest luxury goods conglomerate. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... A chairman is the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or other deliberative body. ... Designer is a broad term for a person who designs any of a variety of things. ... Peter Speliopoulos, born in 1961 in Greece and raised in Springfield, Massachusetts, is an American fashion designer. ... Cerruti 1881 is a brand of clothing and fragrances by Nino Cerruti (who trained Giorgio Armani). ... DKNY (Donna Karan New York) is the label of fashion designer Donna Karan. ... Liz Claiborne (born Elisabeth Claiborne Ortenberg March 31, 1929) is a Belgian-born fashion designer. ... Estée Lauder Companies Inc. ... DKNY (Donna Karan New York) is the label of fashion designer Donna Karan. ... Esprit Holdings Limited HKSE: 330 LSE: EPT_LI is a publicly owned manufacturer of apparel, footwear, accessories, jewellery, and housewares, under the ESPRIT label. ... DKNY (Donna Karan New York) is the label of fashion designer Donna Karan. ... Phillips Van Heusen is noted for dress shirts In 1881, Moses Phillips and his wife Endel began sewing shirts by hand and selling them from pushcarts to local Pottsville, Pennsylvania coal miners. ... DKNY (Donna Karan New York) is the label of fashion designer Donna Karan. ... DKNY (Donna Karan New York) is the label of fashion designer Donna Karan. ... DKNY (Donna Karan New York) is the label of fashion designer Donna Karan. ...


In 1998, things had turned for DKNY: a men's dress shirt sells now for up to $125 while a Calvin Klein sportswear dress shirt is almost half. The couture Donna Karan Signature line for men, which was comparable to the men's line of Calvin Klein Collection, has been pulled from the market. This article is about the corporation Calvin Klein Inc. ... Calvin Klein Collection is the brand name for the costly high-end haute couture designer menswear and womenswear lines from fashion house Calvin Klein. ...


As of October 2006, Mark Weber is CEO of Donna Karan International.


Donna Karan stores

The first DKNY flagship store opened in 1999 at Madison Avenue and 60th in New York. According to the company’s web site there are Donna Karan stores in New York, Manhasset, Boston, Costa Mesa, London, Singapore, Tokyo, Fukuoka, Las Vegas and Dubai. The Donna Karan store in Berlin was closed in December 2001. The DKNY label has its own stores, located predominantly in retail shopping malls. Apart from DKNY stores in New York, Costa Mesa, Short Hills, Boston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Denver, there are international outlets in London, Antwerp, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Dubai, Tel Aviv and Montreal as well as at more unusual locations such as Cancún, Barcelona, Ankara, Manchester, Kuala Lumpur, Manila and Beirut, Athens among others. In addition, there are so-called Donna Karan Company stores, predominantly located within outlet malls, which sell the merchandise at reduced prices. DKNY (Donna Karan New York) is the label of fashion designer Donna Karan. ... Madison Avenue is a north-south avenue in the borough of Manhattan in New York City which carries northbound one-way traffic. ... This article is about the state. ... This article is about the state. ... Manhasset is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Nassau County, New York on the North Shore of Long Island. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... Costa Mesa is a city located in Orange County, California. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... This article is about a city in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... Coordinates: , Emirate Government  - Emir Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Area [1]  - Metro 4,114 km² (1,588. ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ... DKNY (Donna Karan New York) is the label of fashion designer Donna Karan. ... DKNY (Donna Karan New York) is the label of fashion designer Donna Karan. ... This article is about the state. ... Costa Mesa is a city located in Orange County, California. ... Short Hills is an unincorporated area located within the township of Millburn, in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... This article refers to the state capital of Colorado. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see Antwerp (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... Coordinates: , Emirate Government  - Emir Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Area [1]  - Metro 4,114 km² (1,588. ... Tel-Aviv was founded on empty dunes north of the existing city of Jaffa. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - Total 365. ... Giant Mexican flag in the Hotel Zone Cancún (pronounced as IPA: ) is a coastal city in Mexicos easternmost state, Quintana Roo, on the Yucatán Peninsula. ... Location Coordinates : Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Barcelona (Catalan) Spanish name Barcelona Nickname Ciutat Comtal (City of Counts) Postal code 08001–08080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 93 (Barcelona) Website http://www. ... Ankara is the capital of Turkey and the countrys second largest city after Ä°stanbul. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... Nickname: Motto: Maju dan makmur (English: Progress and Prosper) Location in Malaysia Coordinates: , Country State Establishment 1857 Granted city status 1974 Government  - Mayor (Datuk Bandar) Datuk Abdul Hakim Borhan From 14 December 2006 Area  - Total 243. ... For other meanings of the word, see Manila (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Lebanese city. ...


Since 2005, Donna Karan has offered online shopping of its DKNY lines at the label's web site. Products range from womenswear, accessories, shoes, baby clothing, the PURE collection to menswear. The latter, however, is not being offered anymore for the spring 2007 season. Online shopping is the process consumers go through to purchase products or services over the Internet. ... Fashion accessories Fashion accessories are items apart from the garment itself, which compliments the whole outfit. ... shoe for right foot A shoe is a piece of footwear for humans, less than a boot and more than a slipper. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ...


The company maintains retail and office space at 550 Seventh Avenue (headquarters) and 240 W. 40th St. in New York City. Seventh Avenue is the name of a: Street in Manhattan (Seventh Avenue (Manhattan)) Band (Seventh Avenue (Band)) ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


Although, DKNY Have Announced To Open Their First British Store In Liverpool, United Kingdom which is expected to open December 2007. DKNY (Donna Karan New York) is the label of fashion designer Donna Karan. ... For other uses, see Liverpool (disambiguation). ...


Donna Karan fragrances

  • Donna Karan (women, 1992; in limited distribution)
  • Cashmere Mist (women, 1994)
  • DK Men Fuel (men, 1994; discontinued)
  • DK Men Unleaded (men, 1995; discontinued)
  • Chaos (women, 1996; discontinued)
  • DKNY Women (women, 1999; no longer sold in North America, but still sold in Europe and Asia)
  • DKNY Men (men, 2000; no longer sold in North America, but still sold in Europe and Asia)
  • Black Cashmere (women, 2002; currently in limited distribution)
  • DKNY Energy Women (women, 2002; sold outside North America only)
  • DKNY Energy Men (men, (2002; sold outside North America only)
  • Pure Cashmere (women, 2004; limited edition)
  • DKNY Be Delicious Women (women, 2004)
  • DKNY Be Delicious Men (men, 2004)
  • DKNY Red Delicious Women (women, 2006; limited edition)
  • DKNY Red Delicious Men (men, 2006; limited edition)
  • Donna Karan Gold (women, 2006)
  • DKNY Be Delicious Night Women (women, 2007)

Trivia

  • In 2000, the press representatives covering the Fall 2000 Donna Karan show staged a walkout because the tiny location had forced some photographers and critics to remain outside.
  • In 2000, Donna Karan was sued by several garment workers, employees at Jen Chu Fashion, a sweatshop-like Manhattan clothing manufacturer and Donna Karan supplier, that had failed to pay their employees minimum wages and was accused of withholding more than $1m in overtime pay. The lawsuit was settled three years later with Donna Karan allegedly paying more than $ 500,000 in compensation.

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Awards

  • Karan won the Coty American Fashion Critics’ Award in 1977 and once again in 1982 (together with Louis Dell’Ollio for Anne Klein).
  • She was inducted into the Coty Hall Of Fame in 1984.
  • The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) made her ‘Menswear Designer of the Year 1992’ and ‘Womenswear Designer of the Year 1996’. She was a nominee for the latter again in 2003 and was presented with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ by the CFDA in 2004.
  • She was also awarded by Fashion Group International at its Night of Stars gala.

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References

  1. ^ http://www.infomat.com/whoswho/donnakaran.html
  2. ^ http://www.newsday.com/features/ny-iholi040104story,0,235717.htmlstory
  3. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/3641256.stm Madonna due to join Israel trip

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