Donna Ivy Faske was born on October 2, 1948 in Forest Hills, NY. She grew up in Wodmere, Long Island NY. Her mother was showroom model and her stepfather was suit maker. With such connections and influences her upbringing was tailored for a career in fashion. By the tender age of 14 she was already selling clothes on Cedarhurst, New York's Central ave. While attending Parsons School of Design, she began working for Ann Klein. Within two years she was promoted to associate designer and at age of 26 she was a head designer.
With hard work and undeniable talent she managed to create her own brand in 1984, Donna Karan New York. The author's first collection was a great success. She positioned strong first in USA, and soon in the international fashion world. In 1988, inspired by her doughter Gaby, she launched DKNY, a less expensive brand, which was aimed at a younger women. DKNY for men was launched in 1992. DKNY was purchased by French corporation Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey in 2001.
Karan is the recipient of numerous awards of the Council of Fashion Designers of American States, the last of these is the award in 2004 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of creative work.
Donna Karan is one of the most popular American designers. A colorful figure on the world's fashion stage. She creates discreet yet recognizable products. The designer understands the contemporary woman, knows the rhythm of her life. Her creations are combination of elegance, style and functionality.
Original DKNY brand/label includes DKNY Jeans, pure, DKNY Active, DKNY Underwear, DKNY Juniors, DKNY Kids, and DKNY Baby, DKNY accessories. DKNY watches is one of the fastest growing watch brands around, thanks to the designer flair of Donna Karan. One can not go wrong with DKNY watches thanks to edginess, versatility and high quality of materials used in production of DKNY watches. Classically designed, each model still has a note of uniqueness and diversity thanks to small details. There's a DKNY watch is for every budget, too.
Thanks to unquestionably beautiful design, class and grace NY4823 and NY4822 became one of the most popular models from DKNY watches collection. Among the best selling women's watches from the circle of fashion watches are also NY4331 or NY4332.