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Donna Karan


Born in Forest Hills, NY, US

Born as Donna Ivy Faske, Karan is the creator of DKNY (Donna Karen New York).  Karan grew up in Woodmere, Long Island to a fashion forward family.  She began selling clothing on New York’s Central Avenue at 14 years old.  Karan studied at Parsons The New School for Design for two years until she began working for Anne Klein, eventually becoming head of the Anne Klein design team until 1989.  After leaving Anne Klein,... read more