Donna Karan is an American fashion designer. After graduating from Parsons School of Design, Karan became head of the design team for fashion brand Ann Klein. In 1984 she launched her own label to “to design modern clothes for modern people.” Karen is well known for her Seven Easy Pieces “Essentials” line, which consists of a bodysuit, a tailored jacket, a skirt, pants, a cashmere sweater, a leather jacket, and an evening look. Once her daughter began raiding her closet, Karen decided to create a less expensive line for younger women, and by 1989 DKNY was founded.