Donna Karan, the founder of Donna Karan International, has decided to step down from her role as chief designer and executive. Donna began her career as a hobby starting the label off as a “little collection of simple black pieces that was all about need and desire.” Since then, she has revolutionized the fashion industry with her essential designs for the modern woman. Her work as a leader in the fashion world inspired current designers and set new boundaries for the industry as a whole. So, any next steps for the illustrious Donna? She will be devoting her time to her new foundation, Urban Zen, committed to empowering children in need and preserving cultures. As for Donna Karan International, she will still be an advisor, however, their administration has decided to focus in on their most accessible brand, DKNY. There you have it! Our little fashion news update for your Fourth of July brunch with the ladies! Check out these classic Donna Karan and DKNY looks here!