Most people have heard of the Calvin Klein brand, but many are unaware that this is also the name of the brand’s inventor.

The designer sought to keep his personal life as quiet as possible, yet some information about him was discovered. For example, he has a famous, award-winning daughter and has been married twice.

Let’s look at this designer’s fascinating life, which may inspire some of us.

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In 1979, Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein was born in New York in 1942 and is set to rule the world in the 1980s.

During World War II, the designer’s father opted to flee Hungary and seek refuge in the United States.

Calvin’s grandmother was a seamstress, and she was the one who had the most influence on him since she worked with various materials and outfits, and he was highly passionate about this.

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In 1975, Calvin Klein

Calvin Lauren grew up in the same neighborhood as Ralph Lauren.

Ralph, according to Calvin, always appeared to be a boy from another nation due to his attire style. The designer also stated that he favored the minimalist look as a child.

Calvin’s mother encouraged him to pursue his interest and attend Manhattan’s High School of Art and Design.

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Calvin Klein, Georgio Santangelo, and a special guest during the “Opium” Perfume Launch

Nobody expected him to become famous around the world.

He stated that he did not anticipate controlling a worldwide corporation.

Calvin graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York in 1962 and worked in many New York boutiques during the 1960s.

He resigned after seeing a woman on the street “with the yellow suit with the yellow fox collar and cuffs, a yellow hat, a yellow handbag, and yellow shoes,” according to the designer. He didn’t want to be one of the persons responsible for such attire.

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Calvin Klein in New York at New York Fashion Week in 1988.

He co-founded his first company with his friend Barry K. Schwartz in 1968. He began a primary coat shop and would have been forgotten if it hadn’t been for the accident.

When a coat buyer from a prominent New York City clothing company got lost at the hotel where Calvin kept his workroom, he gave Calvin his first order. The woman entered Calvin’s store after going downstairs. She was so taken with what she saw that she placed a $ 50,000 charge.

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Calvin later debuted a sportswear line.

The public and the press were increasingly interested in the company. In the 1970s, the company expanded and began producing shoes, scarves, belts, sunglasses, lingerie, cosmetics, and menswear.

In 1977, the company’s revenue was $ 30 million.

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Bianca Jagger and Calvin Klein at New York City’s Studio 54 in 1977.

The highlight came when Calvin Klein introduced his first jeans collection, which changed people’s perceptions of fashion. The iconic jeans would earn $200,000 in the first week of their release.

In addition to his fashion sense, Calvin knew how to advertise his items in front of people.

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Calvin Klein was frequently seen at gatherings and enjoyed nightlife. He was often spotted with Brooke Shields. People wanted to know if something was happening between the designer and the actress.

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Calvin Klein, an American fashion designer, and model/actor Brooke Shields attended the reopening of the Studio 54 nightclub in New York City on September 15, 1981.

Calvin did not reveal much about his personal life. However, it is known that he was married twice.

He married his Bronx sweetheart, Ayne Center, in 1964, but they divorced ten years later. Marci Klein is the couple’s daughter.

Marci has four Emmy nominations and is a member of the Directors Guild of America and the Producers Guild of America.

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Calvin and Marci Klein at the MET Gala in New York City in 1992.

Marci Klein is best recognized for her work as a Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock producer.

In an interview, she stated that she finds it amusing to see her father’s name on her husband’s underpants.

Calvin remarried Kelly Rector in Rome in the 1980s.

Calvin’s helper at the time was Kelly. The marriage of the two piqued the interest of the press.

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Calvin Klein and Kelly Rector, his assistant, in 1976.

Although Kelly stated that she loved Calvin and that they got along well, the two splits in 1996, but the divorce was not finalised until 2006.

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Calvin Klein and Kelly Klein in New York in 1989

Calvin Klein revealed in 2011 that he was dating model Nick Gruber. Calvin stated that he is in love and living a new lifestyle.


They were in a relationship for two years until splitting up in 2012.

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Kevin Baker and Calvin Klein attend The 69th Regiment Armory’s ACRIA Holiday Dinner Honoring The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, Judith Light, and Casey Fremont on December 7, 2016, in New York City.

Later, it was revealed that the designer was in a new relationship with Kevin Baker. The couple first appeared in public together in 2016 when they walked the red carpet at the American Ballet Theater’s Fall Gala.

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