Haute 100 New York Update: Donna Karan

Our Haute 100 list details the accomplishments of the most influential people in each of our markets—MiamiNew YorkLos 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. On our Haute 100 New York list is designer Donna Karan.

Donna Karan

Category: Designers

Company: DKNY

Industry: Fashion

What Makes Her Haute: Fashion designer Donna Karan founded Urban Zen Foundation in 2007 with a mission to advance the journey of health care by combining Eastern traditions with Western science.

What Makes Her Haute Now: DKNY diva Donna Karan caters to the midtown maven with her always figure-flattering frocks, sky-high heels and yes, flats on the runway at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2011. A route not often taken during fashion week, the designer showed an array of sexy gladiators in rich oatmeal and nude silhouettes.