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Calvin Richard Klein November 19, 1942 Bronx, New York American fashion designer Marta Klinker NYFW for Spring ‘09.

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1 Calvin Richard Klein November 19, 1942 Bronx, New York American fashion designer Marta Klinker NYFW for Spring ‘09

2 Graduated from Fashion Institute of Technology (NY 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 ( ) 1975: already a celebrity Sold company to Phillips Van Heusen Corp for $400 m. (2002) FACTS ABOUT CK * 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 LIFESTYLE DEATH OF JOHN LENNON (1980) * Binge: A period of uncontrolled self-indulgence

4 80S FASHION FLASHBACK  OPULENT STYLE  BIG SHOULDER PADS  BIG HAIR  BIG ACCESSORIES Women Dress for Success

5 1980s IN FASHION DANCEWEARMIAMI VICE LOOK ACID WASHED JEANSMADONNASTIRRUP PANTS

6 CALVIN KLEIN ’S STYLE Classic, minimalist Clean lines Neutral colors No frills or ruffles Strapless, sculptural Spring 2001 Ready-to-Wear

7 Spring 2003 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

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)

10 CK for Spring/Summer RTW 2009

11 SOURCES Gaines, Steven, and Sharon Churcher, Obsession: The Lives and Times of Calvin Klein, New York, Stegemeyer, Anne, Who's Who in Fashion, Third Edition, New York, “Calvin Klein Biography”. Notables biographies. 23 September “Who’s Who”. Informat. 18 January September


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