DKNY, the secondary label of fashion designer Donna Karan, is as tied to New York City in the American mind as "I ♥ NY" t-shirts and rude cabbies. Nicknamed “the Queen of Seventh Avenue,” Karan launched her flagship label in 1985 with Essentials — an accurately titled collection of monochromatic, cashmere and jersey women’s separates designed for sophisticated working women. In 1988 Karan launched DKNY to bring young women into her fold, then expanded the label to include DKNY Jeans: a collection of chic denim men’s and women’s jeans, jean jackets, and separates that reflect Karan’s inimitable minimalist aesthetic. Petite, curvy, and plus-size cuts ensure a perfect fit for every woman, while men can choose between skinny, regular, and relaxed fits. Aside from denim, DKNY offers a full range of wardrobe essentials, including women’s dresses, shoes, hosiery, luxe wallets and handbags, sexy Intimates and shapewear, and perfume; underwear, everything-in-betweenwear, suiting, and fragrances for men; and watches for both. Though Karan sold her original collection and DKNY to LVMH Moët Hennessy in 1996, she’s remained active in both brands as a designer — winning the CFDA’s Lifetime Achievement Award and cementing her place in the pantheon of American fashion.