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Calvin Richard Klein November 19, 1942 Bronx, New York American fashion designer. NYFW for Spring ‘09. Marta Klinker. FACTS ABOUT CK. Studied Fashion in Manhattan (Institute of Technology 1962) Founder of the Calvin Klein label (1968) Began as coat designer

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Calvin Richard Klein

November 19, 1942Bronx, New York

American fashion designer

NYFW for Spring ‘09

Marta Klinker


FACTS ABOUT CK

  • Studied Fashion in Manhattan (Institute of Technology 1962)

  • Founder of the Calvin Klein label (1968)

  • Began as coat designer

  • First designer ever to win 3 consecutive Coty Awards* for women’s wear (1973-75)

  • 1975: already a celebrity

  • Sold company to Phillips Van Heusen Corp for $400 m. (2002)

* Coty American Fashion Critics' Awards is the highest praise that can be awarded in clothing. It’s the "Oscars" of the clothing world.


In the news 1980s
IN THE NEWS(1980s)

REAGAN BECAME PRESIDENT ( 1981)

FIRST WOMAN IN SUPREME COURT (1981)

BERLIN WALL REMOVED ( 1989)

BINGE* BUYING AND CREDIT BECAME A LIFESTYLE

DEATH OF JOHN LENNON (1980)

* Binge: A period of uncontrolled self-indulgence


80S FASHION FLASHBACK

Women Dress for Success

  • OPULENT STYLE

    • BIG SHOULDER PADS

    • BIG HAIR

    • BIG ACCESSORIES


1980s IN FASHION

DANCEWEAR

MIAMI VICE LOOK

ACID WASHED JEANS

MADONNA

STIRRUP PANTS


Calvin klein s style
CALVIN KLEIN ’S STYLE

  • Classic, minimalist

  • Clean lines

  • Neutral colors

  • No frills or ruffles

  • Strapless, sculptural

Spring 2001 Ready-to-Wear


"My personal philosophy of style is simplicity. Minimalism to me is the sexiest quality a man or  woman can posses."

Calvin Klein

Spring 2003 Ready-to-Wear


Klein pioneer
KLEIN: PIONEER to me is the sexiest quality a man or  woman can posses."

  • “Nothing comes between me and my Calvins,” Controversial ad campaign (sexually-suggestive)

  • Unisex perfume –revolution in fragrance market.

  • Desirable men’s underwear rather than merely functional.

  • women’s underwear that looked like men’s jockey shorts


Francisco Costa: Creative director (2002) to me is the sexiest quality a man or  woman can posses."

CK for Spring/Summer RTW 2009


CK for Spring/Summer RTW 2009 to me is the sexiest quality a man or  woman can posses."


Sources
SOURCES to me is the sexiest quality a man or  woman can posses."

  • Gaines, Steven, and Sharon Churcher, Obsession: The Lives and Times of Calvin Klein, New York, 1995.

  • Stegemeyer, Anne, Who's Who in Fashion, Third Edition, New York, 1996.

  • “Calvin Klein Biography”. Notables biographies. 23 September 2008.

    http://www.notablebiographies.com/Ki-Lo/Klein-Calvin.html

  • “Who’s Who”. Informat. 18 January 2007. 28 September 2008.

    http://www.infomat.com/whoswho/calvinklein.html


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