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Overview (3)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameRichard Klein
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Calvin Klein was born on November 19, 1942 in New York City, New York, USA as Richard Klein. He was previously married to Kelly Rector and Jayne Centre.

Spouse (2)

Kelly Rector (26 September 1986 - 2006) ( divorced)
Jayne Centre (1964 - 1974) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trivia (5)

World famous fashion designer, launching his label Calvin Klein Inc. in 1968.
Father of Marci Klein.
Best known for his 1970s jeans, famously advertised with a commercial featuring Brooke Shields, and 1990s underwear collection, promoted with giant billboards showing Mark Wahlberg.
Received the Coty Award for three consecutive years from 1973 to 1975.
Grew up in The Bronx as son of Hungarian-Jewish immigrants.

Personal Quotes (54)

I still drink vodka; I'm not an advocate of drinking, but I'm no angel. I don't like grass, because it just makes me hungry.
The only way to advertise is by not focusing on the product.
I'm crazy, and I don't pretend to be anything else.
No 27-year-old has the experience to run a company that does a quarter of a billion dollars a year in sales.
If you really love someone and care about him, you can survive many difficulties.
The best thing is to look natural, but it takes makeup to look natural.
It's fun seeing my label on someone's behind - I like that.
I love women. I'm trying to do beautiful things with them. I'm not trying to insult them. My life is not about that.
I have the reputation of being easygoing. But inside, I'm like nails. I will kill.
I think there's something incredibly sexy about a woman wearing her boyfriend's T-shirt and underwear.
If I allow journalists to describe a collection and they make mistakes, I'm upset, because the retractions are never noticed.
I've been strong and determined all my life about many things I've wanted.
People who run a ready-to-wear company are businessmen rather than production or design people.
I don't think about my fame very much.
Levi's can produce many more Western jeans than we can and make them at a better price.
I won't allow myself to have tremendous fear.
AIDS is an absolutely tragic disease. The argument about AIDS' being some kind of divine retribution is crap.
You don't only worry about the people who hate or resent you; in a way, you're more worried about the people who love you.
I couldn't have attended half the parties that I was supposed to have been to according to the newspapers. It bothers me.
I don't always want my opinion known. What little privacy I have left I'd like to maintain.
I'm in a business where no one cares about anything except how well your last collection sold.
It seems there's always another rumor about my life; some people are simply talked about more than others.
I don't dwell on success. Maybe that's one reason I'm successful.
My wardrobe consists of antique clothes, many of my designs, plus shoes and shirts from Brooks Brothers and Paul Stuart.
Traditionally, the sample is always better than the stock you deliver to the store.
Commercials capture your attention, that's all.
When I get into bed at night, I hope I don't get into it alone!
People have told me about organized crime in the fashion industry, but I can't talk about that. I'm looking to stay alive.
There are a lot of gay people in fashion, but it's not as if every gay person is a great creator.
We're not doing outrageous fashion; I make sports clothes that are relatively conservative, clothes that everyone wears.
I certainly feel that an adult woman has a right to determine what happens to her life and body.
Nothing earth-shattering has happened in men's fashion. How much can you do with men's clothes?
People read things into my commercials that don't even exist.
What we're doing is fun - if you have any sense of humor at all!
Anyone who is secure about herself shouldn't be threatened by the ads I do.
Some people feel that what we're doing makes no sense, that it's just a waste of money. But it's working.
My men's-underwear print ads are very popular!
I personally would not have plastic surgery. What the hell for? It looks ridiculous.
When I started the business, I hardly went home. I became very driven about work and about my career.
We were using Brooke as an actress; she was playing different roles: a liberated woman, a teenager, a vamp.
Women's Wear Daily can do more than any other publication to establish a designer.
I don't trust a lot of journalists.
I'm more offended when someone's killed on television than when there's something that's sensuous or sexual. So what?
I'm a sexual person, and that's reflected in my clothes and my advertisements.
There has been a change in men's attitudes toward their clothes. Men are more aware of fashion; they're not afraid of it.
I guess I don't have a proper perspective on my fame; if I did, I don't think I'd like it.
I'm not trying to be Mr. Universe, but I want to stay in shape.
I love Brooke. Exploiting her was never my intention.
I've met people who didn't even know there was a Calvin Klein; they thought it was just the name of a product.
I have the New York Daily News to thank for the jeans controversy.
I'm neither Democrat nor Republican.
I'm not a politician and don't want any part of politics.
People in their 70s can still have incredible lives. Health is the most important thing.
There's an awareness of fashion in this country, and it's not limited to gay people.

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