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Donna Karan was destined for a career in the fashion industry since her start with Anne Klein in the 1960s, and to this day her rise through the fashion world has been meteoric. Donna Karan’s career is less widely known for her creation, Urban Zen, a design philosophy and vision where creativity and conscious consumerism meet with community, wellness, and social impact. Through Urban Zen, Donna has been able to focus on making mindful impact with consumers and craftsmen, doctors and patients, and the global community.
24:26 | 2013
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. In 2004, she was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America. From the start, Karan made it her mission to "design modern clothes for modern people." With an increase in women entering the professional workforce, Karan's timing proved to be impeccable. Donna insisted always that she would create dresses that she would love to wear herself. In 1988, she created a cheaper version of her clothing collection for young women – DKNY. After two years, when Karan launched her DKNY jeans, they became a hit in the market and thrives till today.
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