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Calvin Klein

Calvin Richard Klein (born November 19, 1942) is an American fashion designer who launched the company that would later become Calvin Klein Inc., in 1968. In addition to clothing, Klein has also given his name to a range of perfumes, watches, and jewelry. Klein was born in The Bronx to Jewish-Hungarian immigrants. He attended the High School of Art and Design and matriculated at, but never graduated from, New York's Fashion Institute of Technology, receiving an honorary Doctorate in 2003. He did his apprenticeship in 1962 at an oldline cloak-and-suit manufacturer, Dan Millstein, and spent five years designing at other New York shops. In 1968, he launched his first company with a childhood friend, Barry K. Schwartz. Klein was one of several design leaders raised in the Jewish immigrant community in the Bronx, New York, along with Robert Denning and Ralph Lauren. Klein became a protégé of Baron de Gunzburg, through whose introductions he became the toast of the New York elite fashion scene even before he had his first mainstream success with the launch of his first jeans line. Klein was immediately recognized for his talent after his first major showing at New York Fashion Week.

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Calvin Klein's Ex Nick Gruber PULLS OUT of Writing CK Tell-All

Calvin Klein's Ex Nick Gruber
PULLS OUT of Writing CK Tell-All

Calvin Klein's ex-boy toy Nick Gruber is pulling the plug on his planned tell-all book about his tumultuous relationship with the fashion mogul ... telling TMZ that the $375,000 payday wasn't… READ MORE >

Calvin Klein's Ex-Boy Toy -- Designer Was 'Supportive' During Cocaine Case

Calvin Klein's Ex-Boy Toy
Designer Was 'Supportive' During Coke Case

Calvin Klein's 22-year-old ex-gay porn star boyfriend tells TMZ, the designer didn't leave him high and dry in his time of need -- claiming CK was very supportive during his recent cocaine case… READ MORE >

- 715 days ago
Calvin Klein's Ex-Boyfriend -- Out of Rehab & Kissing a Chick!

Calvin Klein's Ex-Boyfriend
Out of Rehab & Kissing a Chick!

Since getting arrested for cocaine possession and checking into rehab earlier this year, fashion mogul Calvin Klein's ex-boyfriend Nick Gruber has really changed his ways .... he's now sucking… READ MORE >

- 753 days ago
Calvin Klein's Ex-Boy Toy Nick Gruber -- Arrested for Coke Possession

Calvin Klein's Ex-Boy Toy
Arrested for Coke Possession

Calvin Klein's special male friend Nick Gruber was arrested for cocaine possession in New York this morning following an altercation with another man  ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement… READ MORE >

- 823 days ago
What Calvin Klein SAW

What Calvin Klein SAW

Here's fashion designer Calvin Klein, 67, at an event at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC on Monday (left) -- and the doll in the "Saw" films (right).One of them has an Obsession.We're… READ MORE >

- 1545 days ago

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