By; Sarah Nestrud
*Donna Karan is a New York fashion designer.
*She was born on October 2, 1948, in Forest Hills, New York. Grew up in Hewlett, Long Island
*Donna was only 14 when she dropped out of school and begun selling clothing at a local boutique
*When she was younger she always had a thing with helping her mom with desighning.
*In 2004 she was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
*Her mother worked as a model while her stepfather made a living as a suit designer.
*In 1968 Karan was accepted into Desighner school
*While in collage she got a summer job working for Anne Klein, within two years she became associate designer. Later became head desighner at the age of 26.
On her own
*By the time she was 26 she was married to Mark Karan, who was named head designer.
*In 1984 Donna decided todivorced her first husband.
*She then married a guy named Stephen Weiss who was a painter and sculptor.
*Stephen massed away from lung cancer in 2001
*Later mad her own perfume
*In 2001 she decided to sell her company be nearly $650 million dollars.
* She has two kids