Haute 100 New York Update: Donna Karan

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Our Haute 100 list details the accomplishments of the most influential people in each of our markets—Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. These people continue to make moves, so rather than waiting for the next Haute 100 issue to come out, we thought we’d provide you with regular updates on those Haute 100 members who are making headlines. Donna Karan puts pure and simple in a bottle with her new fragrance.

Donna Karan

Category: Designers

Company: DKNY

Industry: Fashion

What Made Her Haute: Zen master Donna Karan, as she is known in the fashion world, has always been intrigued by nature and the peaceful elements of life. In 2007, Karan founded Urban Zen Foundation with a mission to advance the journey of health care by combining Eastern traditions with Western science. Her fashion collections have always expressed her love for serenity and peacefulness with her use of earth tone colors and minimal chic. Karan’s pieces have also been laid back, comfortable and of course stylish.

What Makes Her Haute Now: Yoga, healthy eating, feng shui and cashmere are words used to describe Donna Karan. Karan tried to capture the essence of these words in a bottle with her fragrance pureDKNY. She enjoys pure and simple living like nature walks, breathing deeply, eating greens and doing yoga. To Karan, is about finding your balance and getting away from the everyday worries of life. Karan wanted to bring a little bit of tranquility to everyone in a bottle, and she thinks she has done just that.

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