28 Designer Inspired Donna Karen Quotes

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“Delete the negative; accentuate the positive!” – Donna Karen

“I really feel that we need to scale back and get to what is important on so many levels.” – Donna Karen

“Originally, back in 1992, DKNY started because I couldn’t find a pair of jeans. I also wanted to dress my teenage daughter Gabby. So it was the perfect street wardrobe: jeans, anoraks, jumpsuits, boyfriend jackets, sweaters, skirts and dresses. Then DKNY grew into an entire lifestyle concept, including tailored clothes you wear to work.” – Donna Karen

“Evening is a time of real experimentation. You never want to look the same way.” – Donna Karen

“To me, design and style should work toward making you look good and feel good without a lot of effort – so you can get on with the things that matter.” – Donna Karen

“I truly believe that philanthropy and commerce can work together.” – Donna Karen


“I wouldn’t be who I am without my husband, who handled the business end of Donna Karan so I could be creative.” – Donna Karen

“Age and size are only numbers. It’s the attitude you bring to clothes that make the difference.” – Donna Karen

“I design from instinct. It’s the only way I know how to live. What feels good. What feels right. What is needed. Give me a problem and I will approach it creatively, from my gut.'” – Donna Karen

“When I first started designing, all women were dressed like men, and I said, ‘Hey, guys, let’s be women, put the two together – it’s not either/or. Let’s celebrate our bodies. Our bodies are different.'” – Donna Karen

“I live for what I haven’t done.” – Donna Karen

“Basically, I was a hippie and still am a flower child.” – Donna Karen

“I always thought what you wore underneath was as important as what you wear on top.” – Donna Karen

“You don’t have that much choice in your life, which is one of the big lessons I’ve learned. I was going to be a designer whether I wanted to be a designer or not.” – Donna Karen

“I start my day with a mind, body, soul practice – yoga, Pilates or meditation.” – Donna Karen


“Scheduling me is not easy, as most people know, because once I start, I don’t stop.” – Donna Karen

“I love building spaces: architecture, furniture, all of it, probably more than fashion. The development procedure is more tactile. It’s about space and form and it’s something you can share with other people.” – Donna Karen

“Everything I do is a matter of heart, body and soul.” – Donna Karen

“I’d rather promote New York than anything else in this world because New York to me means the world.” – Donna Karen

“My daughter Gabby very kindly once said that she thinks I was a better mother because I was doing a job I loved. I now think guilt is a universal part of being a mother. I used to think it was Jewish-mother guilt but now I think it is working-mother guilt.” – Donna Karen

“I feel very strongly about dresses on every level – a dress feels like underpinning.” – Donna Karen

“Women should always take care of themselves first. It makes you more equipped to take care of others.” – Donna Karen

“I’ve always been about the power of a woman – accentuating the positive, deleting the negative, whether you’re talking her body, her voice or her leadership.” – Donna Karen

“If I weren’t doing what I’m doing today… I’d be traveling around the world on the back of a motorcycle.” – Donna Karen


“Everything in life… has to have balance.” – Donna Karen

“Design is a constant challenge to balance comfort with luxe, the practical with the desirable.” – Donna Karen

“Design and style should work toward making you look good and feel good without a lot of effort so you can get on with the things that matter.” – Donna Karen

“I love skiing, I love the sun, I love my children, I love my grandchildren, I love my family and friends… and whatever I haven’t done.” – Donna Karen

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