Donna Karan Net Worth
Donna Karan net worth: Donna Karan is an American fashion designer who has a net worth of $450 million dollars. Born October 2, 1948 in New York City, New York, Donna Karan started her own line of clothing, also known as DK and DKNY (Donna Karan New York), in the 80s. In the 1960s, Karan worked as an assistant designer under designer Anne Klein and was eventually promoted to associate designer in 1971. When Anne Klein died in 1974, the Klein's company was purchased by a Japanese corporation and Karan became head designer, along with friend and former classmate Louis Dell'Ollio. Karan launched her first women's clothing line in 1985. Under her stint at Anne Klein, Karan won the Coty American Fashion Critics' Award in 1977 (together with Louis Dell'Ollio). She was also inducted into the Coty Hall of Fame in 1984. She was named Menswear Designer of the Year in 1992 by the Council of Fashion Designers of America and was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the CFDA in 2004. She went on to win four other special awards by the CFDA between 1985 and 1987. Born Donna Ivy Faske, she married Mark Karan in the early '70s and took his last name. The couple had a daughter and subsequently divorced in 1978. In 1983, she married artist Stephan Weiss, who would later become co-CEO of the Donna Karan company. Husband Weiss died of lung cancer in 2001.