Donna Karan Has Stepped Down From Her Namesake Company, And We're Really Going To Miss The Legendary Designer


Donna Karan International has long been a staple in American fashion, specifically for women seeking stylish, professional wardrobes. Karan's designs have been seen in editorials, on the red carpet, and in accessible forms across retail stores nationwide. Now, things seems to be changing for the company as founder and namesake Donna Karan is stepping down from the house.

The house has long been synonymous with elegant fashion and has drawn major inspiration from the city of New York. Karan has been perhaps the most major part of form the brands identity. Back in 2014, the house used real New Yorkers in their fashion week show in a surprising turn events proving that Karan isn't afraid of taking risks or pushing the envelope. The house's leader has also dressed gorgeous stars from Emilia Clarke in a gorgeous caped gown at the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards to Serena Williams in stunning crimson gown inside the pages of Vogue. There's little doubt that Donna Karan is one of the fixtures in the world of America fashion.

This question now is what happens to the house once their fearless leader is gone? Back in 2001, Donna Karan International was purchased by Moët Hennessey Louis Vuitton, and as of the moment the major fashion conglomerate has no plans to replace Karan. Instead, the lead collection will be suspended, and the house will work on restructuring. Don't fret though. The plan is to focus on the more readily accessible DKNY label, which may mean that owning a Donna Karan piece for your wardrobe just became easier.

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