Donna Karan, who developed the DKNY fashion label, and other fashion brands that have established her reputation worldwide as one of the bright lights of style, discussed how she maintains her healthy, youthful look at 66. She told the Harley Medical Group that she starts the day with a protein shake, has a lunch of salad and juice, usually green soup or a green juice.
Karan has kept her yoga routine up since the age of 18 and says one of her favorite things to do is to hit the mat. “I love being on a mat ….I love being inside, because I’m constantly outside.” From the sound of it, Donna Karan is always on the go, and she says, “Anything I don’t have to get dressed or put on makeup for, I love.”
Donna Karan was born Donna Ivy Faske to a Jewish family. She was married to Mark Karan and after a divorce, to Stephen Weiss who became co CEO of the Donna Karan company until he died of lung cancer in 2001. Karan started her career working for Anne Klein, where she became the head designer until she left in 1984 to start her own company “to design modern clothes for modern people.”