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Caroline Brown
Managing Director

Caroline Brown is a Managing Director at Closed Loop Partners. In this role, she leads the practice for fashion and beauty across investment platforms.

Caroline has spent over two decades in the fashion industry. Most recently she was CEO of Donna Karan International (DKI) and DKNY, for LVMH. Prior, Caroline served as President of Carolina Herrera, a luxury fashion house headquartered in New York and available in over 100 countries. Prior, Caroline was CEO of Akris, Inc., the Swiss based luxury brand. She began her career at Giorgio Armani with over a decade in leadership roles of Marketing & Communications.

Caroline is an advisor for the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship at MIT Sloan School of Management, a member of the Board of Trustees for Choate Rosemary Hall and a member of the Women’s Forum of New York. She has served in the past as a member of the CFDA VOGUE Fashion Fund business advisory committee and as a mentor to emerging US designers.


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