Presentation on theme: "Calvin Richard Klein November 19, 1942 Bronx, New York"— Presentation transcript:
1 Calvin Richard KleinNovember 19, 1942 Bronx, New YorkAmerican fashion designerNYFW for Spring ‘09Marta Klinker
2 FACTS ABOUT CKGraduated from Fashion Institute of Technology (NY 1962)Founder of the Calvin Klein label (1968)Began as coat designerFirst designer ever to win 3 consecutive Coty Awards* for women’s wear ( )1975: already a celebritySold 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.
3 IN THE NEWS (1980s) REAGAN BECAME PRESIDENT ( 1981) FIRST WOMAN IN SUPREME COURT (1981)BERLIN WALL REMOVED ( 1989)BINGE* BUYING AND CREDIT BECAME A LIFESTYLEDEATH OF JOHN LENNON (1980)* Binge: A period of uncontrolled self-indulgence
4 80S FASHION FLASHBACK Women Dress for Success OPULENT STYLE BIG SHOULDER PADSBIG HAIRBIG ACCESSORIES
5 1980s IN FASHION DANCEWEAR MIAMI VICE LOOK ACID WASHED JEANS MADONNA STIRRUP PANTS
6 CALVIN KLEIN ’S STYLE Classic, minimalist Clean lines Neutral colors No frills or rufflesStrapless, sculpturalSpring 2001 Ready-to-Wear
7 "My personal philosophy of style is simplicity "My personal philosophy of style is simplicity. Minimalism to me is the sexiest quality a man or woman can posses."Calvin KleinSpring 2003 Ready-to-Wear
8 KLEIN: PIONEER“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
9 CK for Spring/Summer RTW 2009 Francisco Costa: Creative director (2002)CK for Spring/Summer RTW 2009
11 SOURCESGaines, 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.“Who’s Who”. Informat. 18 January September 2008.