Calvin Klein

early life

born on November 19, 1942 in Bronx, New York

he got interested in fashion and the love for sewing since his grandma was a seamstress

after high school he went to the Fashion institute of Technology and graduated in 1962

After Fashion school

He spent 5 years as an apprentice in a coat and suit house on 7th avenue in NYC. 1968 his friend Barry Schwartz created the Calvin Klein coat business.
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His very first line was found by Bonwit teller, he like the collection of finely tailored coats in fresh colors. His business flourished and now it consists of clothing, cosmetics,fragrances, and home collection. It all started with coats and suits
in the 70's he was really into sporty things with mutual pastel colors and have a very simple design. He wanted his work to be inspired by a fresh unpretentious style for urban youth.

Later on

he became really big in the underwear market and wanted there to be no boundaries between different genders , so there for he made a masculine bikini for women.

he is known for his line of men's wear and women's wear.

his design philosophy was a modern, sophisticated, clean, minimal, and a little sexy.