|Founder(s)||Donna Karan (designer)|
|Headquarters||New York, USA|
In 1984 when Donna Karan launched her company, her aim was to design clothes for comfort and to liberate women from the confines of the 80s power suit. She became well known within the fashion industry during the 1980s for her invention of "the body" a body sculpting top that aimed to give a smooth silhouette.
Donna credits the success of her company to her feminine instincts that she incorporates into her designs. Her brand ethos was that if she needed a certain wrap dress, top or suit- other women would need those pieces also, so she designed her collections accordingly. Her brand encompasses fourteen lines including fragrance, body care, accessories, lingerie, mens, womens and childrenswear.
In April 2001, after five years of being a publicly traded comapany, Donna sold her company to LVMH for approximately $250 million in cash. Stephen Weiss her late husband co-founded the company after Donna Karan departed from Anne Klein.