Calvin Klein Sunglasses and Calvin Klein Eyeglasses - CK - America's Preeminent Designer Brand
Klein sunglasses - ethereal, dynamic, provacative.
As loyal followers have come to expect from one of the world's most
and pop culture icons, the
Calvin Klein eyewear collection captures the imagination of individuals
unique insight, identity, and a bold outlook.
Innovation of structure - featuring soft-sculpted shapes with
well-defined, fluid lines. From modern
technology emerges modern design. Technological sophistication in
luxurious jewel tones refine and enhance the face.
Calvin Klein brand sun glasses and the cK
collection brings in the philosophy of the
master of modern design. The Calvin Klein Optical Collection offers
over 100 unique styles, incorporating glamorous acetate frames and
sophisticated metals, including stainless steel, ultra thin
titanium and beautiful plastics.
Shapes and styles are all
available in an extensive color range with popular and stylish
selections as tortoise, black, blues, browns,
gray, and a multitude of metal tones. Polarized sun glasses are
several styles, as well as cK prescription sunglasses and eyeglasses.
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Klein Fashion Designer
Klein was born
November 19, 1942, in the Bronx, New York and raised in the Mosholu
Parkway section, a
middle-class Jewish community of first and second-generation
His teenage passion for fashion and
drawing found him spending countless hours sketching women in dresses
and suits. Upon graduating from the High School of Art and
Design, Klein attended Manhattan's
Institute of Technology to study
apparel design. There he met fellow student Jayne Centre. In
1964, two years after Klein
completed his course work, the
Drawing Inspiration from the fresh and
unpretentious style of New
youth, Klein set out to launch his own clothing company in 1968. With
Barry Schwartz, a childhood friend, he secured financial backing, and
commissioned a local seamstress to make a small collection of coats and
Klein's first big break came when a
manager from Bonwit Teller visited Klein's modest showroom
and was taken by the collection. Within weeks, the chic department
store purchased $50,000 worth of merchandise and displayed the samples
in eight of their coveted windows. Shortly after his auspicious debut,
Klein created a line of designer sportswear.
Throughout the fashion industry, word
about Klein and
his sleek designs, which were now featured regularly in Vogue and
Harper's Bazaar. In the early 1970s, he introduced his trademark jeans,
which he elevated to designer status by cutting them tight and branding
his name on the back pocket. A series of provocative
advertisements that had then 15-year-old Brooke Shields softly
suggestively uttering the line, "Nothing comes
between me and my Calvins." created a designer jean frenzy among
consumers, who were purchasing over 40,000 pairs a week.
Success continued, and in 1982, by adding his style logo
to boxers and briefs, Klein took the underwear market by
storm. His designs blurred the boundaries between the
sexes, creating somewhat masculine bikinis for women. Venturing out
even further, in the late 1980s Klein
entered the fragrance market and launched the highly successful
perfumes Obsession and Eternity.
Expansion was inevitable, and the label grew to include
accessories, hosiery, and eyewear. The brand CK was born in the early
1990s, offering an affordable line of casual apparel and
also entered the home decor market, with his brand appearing
on accessories ranging from bath
towels to bedding linens. Most recently, Calvin Klein Cosmetics,
a makeup line sold exclusively in
fine department stores, was launched.
To date, Calvin Klein Incorporated has
billion in annual sales.
Often during his career, Klein has come under stinging criticism for
his controversial ad campaigns that saturated the media, most
notably those that
featured Kate Moss, Mark Wahlberg, and Antonio Sabato Jr. In
1995,antipornography advocates were outraged by a
series of commercials that
featured adolescents in sexually suggestive poses. Responding to
criticism from the Catholic League and then President Clinton, Klein
pulled the ads.
Widely recognized as the most prominent of American fashion designers,
was first awarded the prestigious Council of Fashion Designers of
America Award for
outstanding design in both womenswear and menswear in 1982. He was
the first designer ever to receive both honors in the same
year.During his illustrious
career, Klein has
received many accolades for his work and
fashion. These include: the Coty Award in three consecutive years -
1973, 1974 and 1975 (the
youngest designer to win these awards); the Council of
Fashion Designers of America Award for design in women and menswear in
1982, 1983, and 1986 (again, the first designer to receive
both awards in the same year); the CDFA in 1993 for both
women and menswear; and the America's Best Designer of 1993 Award.
Klein maintains memberships in numerous prestigous professional
associations, such as the Council of Fashion
Designers of America. Often sought out, Klein is the designer of choice
such as Julia Roberts, Gwyneth Paltrow and Helen Hunt, and has
influenced designers such as Miuccia Prada of the famed Prada fashion
house and Donna Karan of DKNY.
Klein divorced Jayne Centre in 1974. They have one daughter,
1986, Klein married socialite Kelly Rector; but have since divorced.
The Calvin Klein enterprise was founded in 1968 by Calvin
Klein and Barry Schwartz, sole owners until clothing
giant Phillips-Van Heusen purchased
the company in 2003.