Monday, November 02, 2015
06:30pm - 08:00pm
Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138
Free and open to the public
Calvin Klein is an award-winning fashion icon. He is recognized globally as a master of minimalism and has spent his career distilling things to their very essence. His name ranks among the best-known brands in the world, with Calvin Klein, Inc. reaching over seven billion dollars in global retail sales.
Klein studied at the School of Art & Design and Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. After a short time working as a designer, in 1968, he launched Calvin Klein, Inc. with childhood friend, Barry Schwartz.
Whether in fashion, fragrance, beauty or his collections for the home, his work has been subtle, sophisticated and possesses a clarity that redefined modern living, and an American point of view. For him, the challenge is to create new things that fit a modern way of life. “It's about making people look and feel good about themselves and their homes,” he says.
The scope of Calvin Klein’s influence makes him unique among the world’s top designers. On the cutting edge of fashion with his Calvin Klein Collections for women, men, and the home, he reinvented many basic icons of modern dress. He pioneered designer jeans and redefined the idea of underwear and fragrance, making designer quality apparel affordable for virtually anyone; as well as revolutionizing the designer denim and underwear businesses with his overtly sexy advertising campaigns.