Donna Karan founded DKNY for daughter
Donna Karan decided to create fashion label DKNY so her daughter Gabby would be able to wear affordable fashion.
Donna Karan created DKNY so her daughter would stop borrowing her clothes.
The 64-year-old designer founded the global brand, based on her 'Donna Karan New York' line, so younger women like her daughter Gabby - who she had with her first husband, Mark Karan - were able to afford good quality clothing.
She said: ''I created DKNY because of Gabby. She kept borrowing my clothes and I was like, 'This has got to stop!' She has a very innate sense of style.''
While Gabby hasn't followed in her mother's footsteps, Donna thinks her granddaughter might do since she has a keen eye for fashion.
She explained: ''She hasn't gone into fashion but her daughter is showing a real interest in it, so I guess its skipped a generation.''
Although DKNY's current collection for autumn/winter 2013 revolves around layering the outfit around a simple jersey, the fashionista feels she always makes sure her future collections continue to evolve.
Donna told InStyle magazine: ''This season is all about layering. You start with a jersey base, then you put on a top or trousers, and then a capelet or some shearling. The neutral palette makes it very easy to mix things up.
''I've never been one of those designers who sits in a gilded cage and goes 'Oh, I feel like designing puff skirts today.' The look is always evolving and I'm constantly learning. At the end of each collection I always put on my press releases 'To be continued'.''