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Calvin Klein Biography (Calvin Richard Klein) : Calvin Klein Inc.
Famous for : Being the founder of the Calvin Klein Inc. fashion label, a Jewish American, and for the luxury clothes, fragrances and clothing accessories that his fashion brand has released.
Klein details : Born - 19th of November, 1942 The Bronx, New York City, USA / Lives - United States of America

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Calvin Klein is a successful fashion designer and founder of the popular brand that shares his name. In addition to clothing, the Calvin Klein brand also makes and sells fragrances as well as watches and jewelry.

Calvin Richard Klein was born on November 19, 1942 in the Bronx to parents of Hungarian descent. After finishing grade school, Klein attended the High School of Industrial Art followed by New York's Fashion Institute of Technology. At the age of 20, after graduating from college, Klein started an apprenticeship at a manufacturer of cloaks and suits. From 1962 to 1967, Klein designed clothing and outerwear for a variety of shops in New York.

During his formative years, Klein became the protege of the well known Baron de Gunzburg and was introduced to a variety of high society. These introductions helped to make Calvin Klein a brand name even before the launch of his initial line in the New York fashion scene.

In 1964 Klein married his first wife, Jayne Centre, with whom he had a daughter. They divorced after ten years of marriage.

During their marriage, however, Klein was able to launch his company, Calvin Klein Inc. Beginning in 1968, the line initially focused on designing women's coats but increased recognition for his designs led him to branch out into other areas of clothing.

In 1974, the same year he divorced Centre, Calvin Klein introduced a new style of tight fitting jeans that launched him to the top of popular fashion culture. In previous years, jeans were considered work and casual clothes, but Klein's new styles, mixed with a marketing campaign featuring Brooke Shields, helped promote the idea of designer jeans.

Klein continued to define contemporary fashion with clean lines and modern style. He won the coveted Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) award for both men and women's designs in the same year and found support and praise throughout the fashion world.

In 1986 Calvin Klein married Kelly Rector. Although they later divorced in 2006, both Klein and Rector remained professionally and personally close.

Klein launched his fragrance lines in the late 1970s and 1980s. His most popular scents include Obsession, Eternity, and Escape. In 1993 he made another bold fashion move by introducing a unisex fragrance entitled 'cK One'.

In 2007 the Calvin Klein brand began opening brand stores around the US. The hope was to test the market and eventually open Calvin Klein stores in major metropolitan areas around the US and eventually the world.

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Anything we do in advertising is controversial. If it’s provocative and sensual and related to what we’re selling, I'm willing to take the chance. I have fun with the ads.
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We're not doing outrageous fashion; I make sports clothes that are relatively conservative, clothes that everyone wears.
Calvin Klein - Fashion - Products - Clothes - Sports

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