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Donna Karan Talks Philanthropy And Brands On 'Oprah's Next Chapter' (VIDEO)

01/31/2012 07:22 am ET | Updated Jan 31, 2012

Fashion icon Donna Karan sat down with Oprah Winfrey to talk about about her philanthropic work and what's it like to have her own name as a successful international brand.

On "Oprah's Next Chapter" (Mon., 10 p.m. EST on OWN) Karan talked about her Urban Zen Foundation and said that, "for me, philanthropy and commerce are completely interconnected." Where one person cannot make a difference, a group of people working together can, she explained.

Oprah -- no stranger to name-brand recognition herself -- wondered how it feels to be "Donna Karan?" What's it like to live with a name that is so synonymous with your work? "It's so funny," Karan said. "I don't feel myself as 'Donna Karan.' ... I like DKNY better because it's the separation of the name."

How did DKNY come about? Karan never wanted her own name as the brand, "so I said, okay, if I put 'New York' under 'Donna Karan,' then ... it wouldn't be about me!"

Watch more interviews with inspirational people on "Oprah's Next Chapter," Sundays at 9 p.m. EST and Mondays at 10 p.m. EST on OWN.

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