Childhood & Early Life
Calvin Klein was born on November 19, 1942 in Bronx, New York. Ever since he was a child, he intently watched his grandmother who was a seamstress. As such, he soon developed a love for sewing. Klein spent hours sketching designs and sewing fashionable outfits. After school, he studied in Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and graduated in 1962.
Klein’s first step in the professional world of fashion came in 1962. as an apprentice worker for Dan Millstein in cloak and suit house. Meanwhile, he designed for other New York shops as well.
By 1971, Calvin Klein Company had grown dramatically. The establishment traded not just in coats, but sportswear, classic blazers, and lingerie in its women’s collection.
Awards & Achievements
Klein has been honored by various fashion councils from the world over.
He received an award from the Councils of Fashion Designs of America in 1981, 1983, and 1993.
Personal Life & Legacy
In 1964, Calvin Klein married Jayne Centre. They had a daughter; Marci. They divorced in 1974.