Caroline Brown is an American businesswoman focusing on the fashion industry. Until January 2017 she was Chief Executive Officer of Donna Karan International (DKI) and DKNY, an LVMH company from 2001 through the sale of the company in December 2016, and one of the world’s leading fashion brands founded in 1984 by Donna Karan. DKI designs, markets, and distributes apparel, sportswear, accessories, and shoes in over 250 free standing stores and select retailer stores around the world. The company has licensed product categories including beauty, eyewear, watches, men’s sportswear, hosiery, intimate apparel, children’s apparel, and home products.
Prior to this role, Caroline served as President of Carolina Herrera, a luxury fashion house headquartered in New York, where she managed all aspects of the global fashion business with collections available in over 100 countries. Prior to this, Caroline was Chief Executive Officer of Akris, Inc., the Swiss-based luxury fashion brand. She began her career at Giorgio Armani where she spent over a decade in leadership roles of Marketing & Communications.
Caroline serves as a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America business advisory board mentoring emerging U.S. designers, and is a Board Member of eyewear company Look Optic. She is a born and raised New Yorker of Argentine heritage and lives in New York with her husband and children.