Karen Kane was born in Baberton, Ohio, in 1956. After graduating from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, she landed a job as a pattern maker at a sportswear company. With the help of her husband Lonnie she launched her first independent collection from her garage in Studio City. Karen Kane dresses are elegant and sophisticated. This collection features sleek wraparound styles in delicate prints, rhinestone embellished bodycon dresses, and sleeveless animal-print skater styles.