Calvin Klein Inc was founded in 1968 by Calvin Klein. The company is headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, New York City and currently owned by Phillips-Van Heusen. Calvin Klein the man was born in 1942 in the Bronx, New York, the child of immigrant parents from Hungary and Austria. He attended (but never graduated from) the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. His real education came from his apprenticeship at the garmento company Dan Millstein, where he worked his way up to designer.
Calvin Klein History
He founded the company after his name in 1968 as a coat shop in the York Hotel, and his first line was featured at Bonwit Teller, which earned him a cover shot on the September 1969 cover of Vogue Magazine. He continued earning his success in the following decades, and the growth of his company grew exponentially as he added different accessories to the line.
But the rapid growth was followed by financial loss, and in 1992 the company almost went bankrupt. He escaped and grew the company through the 1990’s due mainly to the success of the underwear and fragrances. During this time, John Varvatos worked for Calvin Klein and invented the “boxer brief”, which were later popularized by Mark Wahlberg in a series of print advertising. The underwear success served to launch the company into more growth, which then led to more buy out Rumours, and the company was finally sold to Phillips van Heusen in late-2002.
Calvin Klein Sunglasses
Calvin Klein sunglasses manage to capture the spirit of the work that the Calvin Klein brand has accomplished in all of its other fashion lines. Calvin Klein prescription sunglasses exude vitality, wit and humor, an invitation to kick up your heels. Styles that are suitable for any venue and yet maintain their individuality and their humor are the mainstays of the Calvin Klein sunglasses collection.
Calvin Klein sunglasses fit into the overall brand scheme as an accessory to complement the Calvin Klein outfit. Calvin Klein sunglasses are made by one of the world's leading makers of sunglasses - Marchon Eyewear - and are available at Eyeglasses.com in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. The sunglasses frames can be purchased in colors ranging from brown to crystal, and are manufactured in Italy. Designed for both men and women, these sunglasses offer something for everyone. If you are looking for high quality Italian eyewear, look no further than Calvin Klein sunglasses.
Calvin Klein Glasses
Calvin Klein glasses manage to surprise and delight in every new season. The recent Calvin Klein glasses collection, at first glance, seems conventional. But when you look closer at the styling, detailing, and craftsmanship, you see that the quality inherent in the Calvin Klein wardrobe is still here in the Calvin Klein glasses collection. The range of glasses still favors metals - full metals, and metal fronts with plastic temples. More and more the designer is adding full plastic glasses frames which offer the sharp lines and rectangularity favored by men and women looking to accentuate the cut of their overall fashion package.
Like most glasses frames made from cellulose acetate – a fancy name for plastic – the material offers many opportunities for color, shape, and embellishment. This is such a large collection that there is a shape, color and style for any taste, wardrobe, or gender.
Calvin Klein Eyeglasses
Calvin Klein eyeglasses exude vitality, wit and humor, an invitation to kick up your heels--styles that suitable for any venue and yet maintain their individuality and their humor are the mainstays of the Calvin Klein collection. The eyeglasses collection is vast, from clothing to fragrance and everything in-between. Calvin Klein has been producing eyeglasses for decades and all the frames are suitable for prescription lenses. There are also many that are large enough to accommodate progressive lenses.