Meet the Real Calvin Klein

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Calvin Klein Inc. is an American fashion house founded by the fashion designer Calvin Klein. The company is headquartered in Midtown ManhattanNew York City and is currently owned by Phillips-Van Heusen.

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Klein first started with a Coat Shop in the York Hotel in New York City in 1968, then added sportswear, classic blazers, and lingerie to his women’s collection by 1971.

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In 1973, he received his first Coty American Fashion Critics’ Award (the youngest recipient at that time). He won the award again in 1974 and 1975. By 1977, the business he started with $10,000 had increased to $30 million (USD) [annual revenue].

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Klein increased his sales by having licenses for scarves, shoes, belts, furs, sunglasses, and sheets. He further signed licenses for cosmetics, jeans and menswear. By 1978, his annual retail volume has estimated at $100 million (USD). Klein has brands for fragrance, cosmetics, boxer shorts, briefs.. just name it!


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