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Donna Karan, Anjelica Huston turnout to support Step Up Women's Network
NYP2002101824 - NEW YORK, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Actress Bernadette Peters and designer Donna Karan (left to right) pose at the Oct. 17, 2002, launch party at Donna Karan flagship store celebrating the 1st Vanity Fair "In Concert" series benefitting Step Up Women's Network. rlw/ep/Ezio Petersen UPI
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Donna Karan (born October 2, 1948) is an American Jewish fashion designer and the creator of the Donna Karan New York and DKNY clothing labels.

Karan was born Donna Ivy Faske in Forest Hills, Queens, USA. She grew up in Woodmere, Long Island, New York, with her stepfather, a tailor, and her mother, a model. Karan started selling clothing on Cedarhurst, New York's Central Avenue at age 14.

She graduated from Hewlett High School in 1966 and then went to the Parsons School of Design (later known as Parsons the New School for Design after it became a division of The New School), for two years. She left to work for Anne Klein.

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