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Donna Karan

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Net Worth $ 400 Million
Fashion world celebrities
Gold fragrance collection launch
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  • Birthday2nd Oct, 48
  • Birth PlaceUnited States
  • Marital statusDivorced
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Born Donna Karan has an estimated net worth of $400 million. A Daughter of a tailor and a model, fashion designing was in Donna Karan’s blood which is one big reason she has made has made New York uptown dressing her signature. Donna Faske, who would later become fashion mogul Donna Karan, was born in 1948 in Queens, New York. Donna began her career an assistant designer with Anne Klein in the late 1960s and in 1985 she showcased her first women's clothing collection and launched DKNY (Donna Karan New York) in 1988. She stared the line with the aim to dress women in comfort and to release them from the limits formal wear. Today Karan’s company produces not just women appeal but deals in menswear, jeans, accessories, hosiery, and cosmetics. Sales of her products increased more than five-fold between 1991 and 1995. Although in 2001 she sold her company to French luxury conglomerate LVMH for almost $250 million in cash but she still remains the designer of the brand. Respected as one of the world’s foremost designers and has recently created world’s most expensive perfume bottle made of gold and adorned with precious stones from all over the world. Donna got married twice and has three children. By 2007 Donna Karan had seven grandchildren.

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Donna Karan Estates and Homes (2)

Hamptons beach house

Hamptons beach house

The fashion mogul Donna Karan owns a holiday retreat in East Hampton apart from owning four other in same locality. This retreat was bought for $ 4 million in 2011. The house was earlier owned by South American socialites Raul and Laura Fernandez and was built in 1980 by Columbia architecture prof Ulrich Franzen.

Location: The house is built in East Hampton which is located in southeastern Suffolk County, New York.

Accommodation: The vast mansion is located just at the sea shore and boasts a breathtaking view of the endless sea. The house is spread in the area of 4,203 square-feet and comes with a wine cellar and swimming pool.

Neighborhood: the area is filled with Karan clan as just next to her house it’s her daughter Gabby Karan De Felice’s residence. The fashion designer also two bungalows spread in 3,317 square-foot and 5,057 square-foot respectively.

Island Retreat

The Sanctuary

Donna Karan bought a piece of land she had purchased nine years ago as a gift to her late husband, Stephan Weiss as they celebrated 17 years of marriage. But after her husband’s death she built a house on it and uses it as a family retreat.

Location: Donna Karan family retreat home is located in the Turks and Caicos Islands in the West Indies.


Accommodation: The retreat consists of guest, spa and yoga pavilions-- ranging from 4,000 to 7,000 square feet each. Pavilions are located in Parrot Cay in the Turks and Caicos Islands. The main house of the retreat is largely open boasting breathtaking view of endless ocean. The house also has a separate guest house that is decorated with expensive artifacts.

Neighborhood: The beautiful island has holiday homes of many celebrities like Bruce Willis, Oprah Winfrey, and Keith Richards.

Island Retreat

Island Retreat
Donna Karan's island retreat on Parrot Cay, in the Turks

The living room

The living room
African art work inside living room of the retreat

The master bedroom

The master bedroom
Dark-stained cedar walls inside master bedroom

Donna Karan Holiday Destinations(Getaways) (1)

Turks and Caicos Islands

Turks and Caicos Islands

Donna Karan was spotted having a great time at the beautiful “Turks and Caicos Islands”, eminent for its white powdery beaches, majestic accommodations, and gourmet restaurants. The beautiful islands serve host to a number of celebrities from around the world.

Location: Turks and Caicos Islands are located southeast of Mayaguana in the Bahamas islands.

Accommodation: The glorious Islands feature a number stylish and luxurious beach resorts, hotels and villas, offering plenty of choices for the visitors. The resorts and villas delight the visitors with their amazingly private room settings and brilliant and charming hospitality service.

Main Attractions: The Turks and Caicos Islands include 40 low-lying, mostly undeveloped islands featuring white powdery beaches, terrific diving adventures, and foodie restaurants. The island’s lush natural landscapes are a sheer beauty to watch and capture with the pleasant weather making the exploration more enjoyable. A number of classy restaurants serve mouth watering French, Mexican, Japanese, Thai and native style cuisine. The marvelous sugar white beaches encourage leisure activities like tennis, jogging and sunbathing. 

Marvelous beaches

Marvelous beaches
The marvelous sugar white beaches encourage leisure activities like tennis, jogging and sunbathing

Gourmet restaurants

Gourmet restaurants
A number of classy restaurants serve mouth watering French, Mexican, Japanese, Thai and native style cuisine.

Splendid beauty

Splendid beauty
The island’s lush natural landscapes are a sheer beauty to watch and capture with the pleasant weather making the exploration more enjoyable

Deluxe accommodation

Deluxe accommodation
The resorts and villas delight the visitors with their amazingly private room settings and brilliant and charming hospitality service.

Donna Karan Cause (5)

Walkabout Foundation

Walkabout Foundation

The American fashion designer supports the charity “Walkabout Foundation”, which aims at conducting research work to find a cure for paralysis, and donating custom fitted wheel chairs to the people suffering from paralysis. Founded in 2009, by Luis and Carolina Gonzalez-Bunster, the noble charity has provided funds for over 23 research projects and donated more than 1300 wheelchairs to needy places like Haiti. The charity works in association with the Clinton Foundation and the Christopher Reeve Foundation, for achieving its goal of helping the paralysis victims.

Urban Zen Foundation

Urban Zen Foundation

Founded by Donna Karan, the Urban Zen Foundation is dedicated for spreading awareness and accumulating funds for children empowerment, preservation of cultures and promoting different areas of health and well-being. For children empowerment, the noble charity collaborates with existing organizations in order to develop programs focused on enhancing the emotional, spiritual and physical growth of children. The foundation also focuses on integrative medicine and patient advocacy for promoting health and well-being of people.  

The Heart Truth

The Heart Truth

Donna supports the awareness campaign “The Heart Truth”, which focuses on spreading awareness in women about heart disease and the associated risk factors. Founded by the “National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute”, governed by the National Institutes of Health, the noble campaign educates women about the prevention and cure of heart diseases, so that they can live a healthier and longer life. To give a wakeup call regarding heart risks and diseases to the American women, The Heart Truth has introduced the Red Dress as a national icon for heart disease awareness for women. 

Robert F Kennedy Memorial

Robert F Kennedy Memorial

The American fashion designer supports the charity “Robert F Kennedy Memorial”, a facility established by Kerry Kennedy to support human rights movement. The “RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights” or simply Robert F Kennedy Memorial, offers original support to the brave human rights defenders around the globe. Founded in 1988, the charity runs an educational awareness program “Speak Truth to Power”, to educate the people about the worth of human rights, and also offers support to investigative journalists and authors who bring injustice in the notice of public. 

Clinton Foundation

Clinton Foundation

Donna supports the charity organization “Clinton Foundation”, which is dedicated for the development and support of the individuals and the world by framing practical programs relating to Health, education, tolerance, economy and peace. Established by President Bill Clinton, the noble foundation targets the key areas of economic empowerment, education, health and nutrition, and environment and energy. The charity utilizes its knowledge, resources, and passions to implement its key programs by forming partnerships with governments, nongovernmental organizations, businesses, and private citizens.

Donna Karan Pets (1)

Steph

The American fashion designer has a gorgeous chocolate Labrador “Steph”, whom she adores to death. Fascinated by the adorable dog’s charm, Donna fell in love with it at first sight. The talented designer has named her cute dog Steph, in the honor of her late husband, Stephen, and is often spotted cuddling and playing with her darling Labrador. 

Donna Karan Brands (1)

New York Yankees

New York Yankees

Donna Karan has been spotted wearing New York Yankees Baseball cap, on numerous baseball game occasions, in support of her favorite team. Fabricated predominantly from cotton and featuring an exquisite design and an embossed NY logo in the front, New York Yankees caps are available in a range of colors to make an eye catching presence. The cap’s front portion offers optimum sun protection while the rear part allows for an airy and a nice fit.

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