Donna Karan is an American designer born and brought up in Queens, New York by a tailor & haberdasher father and a model mum. After the death of Klein in 1974, Karan took over as the head designer together with Louis DellНOllio, a position in which she served for a decade after which she resigned and went on to open her own design house. Donna Karan and her late husband Stephan Weiss started the Donna Karan New York design house in 1984 and in 1985 exhibited her first collection which featured the famed пEssentialsН line. Donnna Karan launched her first fragrance, Donna Karan Perfume, in 1992 which was followed by a series of fragrances which currently stands at 122 fragrances for both men and women. Discover why Donna Karan's products are some of the world's most popular fragrances.