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Calvin Klein
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Klein at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival Vanity Fair party
Born
Calvin Richard Klein

November 19, 1942 (1942-11-19) (age 78)
Education Fashion Institute of Technology
Occupation Fashion designer
Label(s)
Calvin Klein Inc.
Spouse(s)
Jayne Centre
(m. 1965; div. 1974)

Kelly Rector
(m. 1986; div. 2006)
Children Marci Klein

Calvin Richard Klein (born November 19, 1942) is an American fashion designer. He launched the company that would later become Calvin Klein Inc., in 1968. In addition to clothing, Klein also has given his name to a range of perfumes, watches, and jewelry.

Early Life

Klein was born to a Jewish family in The Bronx, New York. He studied fashion in New York City and apprenticed for a suit manufacturer. In 1968, he launched his first company with a childhood friend, Barry K. Schwartz.

In 1974, a tight-fitting signature jeans designed by Klein went on to gross 200,000 US Dollars in their first week of sales. He also became the first designer to receive outstanding design in men's and women's wear award from the CFDA award show in the same year.

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