Vintage Ann Klein by Donna Karan Teal Silk Knee Length Wrap Skirt Size 8. Impeccably designed skirt by Ann Klein/Donna Karan. Slim pencil skirt attached to wrap skirt.Size: 8, may run small. Measurements in Flat are Approximate. Sizes may vary, so compare these measurements to your own garments.
Fabric: Fabric label says imported fabric; feels like raw silk/silk blend. Wear: Consistent with age and use. Please feel free to ask questions. The Anne Klein label was established in 1968 as a partnership with famed fashion guru Gunther Oppenheim.
In 1971, Klein met Tomio Taki from Takihyo who became a partner in the company and by 1973 Takihyo owned 25% of the Anne Klein company. In 1974 Klein died, leaving her equity position in the hands of her husband, Chip Rubenstein. Oppenheim wanted to sell his shares in the company, and Taki bought Oppenheim out despite the death of the company's driving force. There was great contention among Taki, Oppenheim, and Rubenstein regarding Anne's successor.
Taki wanted to elevate the assistant designer, but Oppenheim and Rubenstein wanted a name-brand designer to take the helm. At the time, Taki had the largest individual stake in the company so his equity position allowed him to promote the assistant Donna Karan, who a decade later became a household name. The success of the Anne Klein brand led to the development of the first bridge-line in American fashion, Anne Klein II.
Anne Klein then Anne Klein II were continued after her death by Donna Karan and Louis Dell'Ollio as head designers until 1985. Taki and his partner Frank Mori at Takihyo then fired Donna on a Friday to hire her the next Monday to begin a new partnership that became the highly successful Donna Karan New York line followed by its diffusion line, DKNY. In 2001, fashion designer Charles Nolan was hired to revive Anne Klein's image as a hipper, more fashion-forward brand. The next year, 2002, Charles Nolan quit to work on Howard Dean's presidential campaign. Anne Klein and Co is currently owned by Jones Apparel Group, who acquired then-parent company Kasper it in 2003.Anne Klein won Mademoiselle Merit Award, 1954, Coty American Fashion Critics Award, 1955, 1969, and Neiman Marcus Award, 1959, 1969, Lord & Taylor Award, 1964 and National Cotton Council Award, 1965. The item "Vintage Ann Klein by Donna Karan Teal Silk Knee Length Wrap Skirt Size 8/6" is in sale since Monday, July 29, 2019. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Women's Clothing\Skirts". The seller is "dls3926" and is located in Atlanta, Georgia. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Egypt, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jordan, Cayman islands, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.