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Calvin Klein: The Mastermind Behind Haute Couture Fashion Brand

Calvin Klein: The Mastermind Behind Haute Couture Fashion Brand

Calvin Klein

“Yaar, Calvin Klein Ki T-Shirt pehni hui thi usne!!” Ah! Indeed, who does not notice Calvin Klein Garments & Accessories? But who was the founder of this luxurious, haute couture fashion brand?

Who was Calvin Klein?

1. Calvin Klein was born on November 19, 1942, in the Bronx, New York, the middle child of two siblings.

Calvin Klein

via biography

2. He studied fashion in New York City, attending the High School of Industrial Arts and the Art Students League.

fashion in New York

via pnca

3. Klein worked in various industry jobs before starting his label.

4. In 1968, he and his childhood friend Barry Schwartz became business partners when Schwartz took over his own family grocery business and gave Klein $10,000 to start the label.

Barry Schwartz

via medium

5. Klein was eventually able to secure a deal with the department store Bonwit Teller after a chance encounter with one of its buyers. Klein was able to secure millions with this deal by the early 1970s.

6. Later in the decade, he branched into menswear and jeans, eventually becoming a dominant player in the denim market.

denim market

via teenvogue

7. By the 1980s, Calvin Klein Fashion Brand also became known for underwear, luxurious perfumes and colognes with corresponding ad campaigns.

8. Calvin Klein received three COTY Awards for womenswear. His business eventually expanded to include menswear, jeans, cosmetics, fragrances, and home collections.

9. Do you know, Klein has appeared in significant TV Serials of The Bubble (Episode 15 of Season 3) and 30 Rock.

Calvin Klein

via instyle

In Episode 13 of Season 4 of Seinfeld, a fictional character of Calvin Klein was portrayed

Blog Edited By Ritika Gupta

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