Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein, the American fashion king was born on 11/19/1942 in New York from a Hungarian father, Leo Klein. Calvin graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 1962 at the age of twenty. In 1968, longtime friends Calvin Klein and Barry Schwartz opened their first apparel company, designing and selling women´s coats – an enterprise that combined Klein’s design talent and Schwartz´s business acumen. By 1969 he had landed the cover of Vogue. In 1973 he won the first three consecutive Coty awards. By 1975 Calvin Klein had become a celebrity, and he changed his somewhat homespun earlier image for a more glamorous one. A 1973 advertisement quoted him as saying about his new collection, “I made a lot of things that go with things.”

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