Klein, Calvin

American clothing designer, his brand also on perfume, watches & jewelry

Price: $15.00

Description:
(b. 1942) Jewish-American fashion designer who in 1968 launched the company that would later become Calvin Klein Inc. In addition to clothing, Klein has also given his name to a range of perfumes, watches, and jewelry. He attended the High School of Art and Design and attended, but never graduated from, New York's Fashion Institute of Technology, receiving an honorary Doctorate in 2003. He apprenticed in 1962 at an oldline cloak-and-suit manufacturer then spent 5 years designing at other New York shops. In 1968, he launched his first company with a childhood friend. He became a protégé of Baron de Gunzburg, through whose introductions he became the toast of the New York elite fashion scene even before he had his first mainstream success with the launch of his first jeans line. Klein was immediately recognized for his talent after his first major showing at New York Fashion Week, hailed as the new Yves Saint-Laurent, noted for his clean lines. In 1974, he designed the tight-fitting signature jeans that would gross $200,000 in their 1st week of sales. In 1974, he became the first designer to receive outstanding design in men’s and women’s wear from the CFDA award show. In 1983 Klein was placed on the International Best Dressed List, and in 1981, 1983, and 1993, he received an award from Councils of Fashion Designs of America. SP, 10 x 8 b&w glossy seated portrait in jeans and open shirt, adds 50th wedding anniversary congratulations

Condition: Very good
Type:Photograph






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