By: Parisa Jaffari Who is Calvin Klein? • Born: Nov 19th, 1942, Bronx, NY • Childhood interest: sketching/fashion • Attended FIT 1970s • Civil rights struggle continues • Political controversies • Movies make a comeback • Advances in technology • International relations threatened Prevailing Fashion YSL Pantsuit HOT PANTS /HIGH BOOTS Bikini JEANS Mindis Influences Inspired by menswear Chanel Halston Simple silhouettes Brand identity Armani The Beginning CK Jeans take off 1974 look 1972 Look “The only way to advertise is by not focusing on the product” For CK Jeans Commercial Click Here Fall/Spring 2000 Fall Collection •Leather •Dark •Heavy •Sweater-like •Turtleneck Spring Collection •Light/airy •Shear •Fitted •Simple Fall/Spring 2001 Fall Collection •Rich browns •Heavy coats •Edgy/simple •More color •Tanks •Full neck Spring Collection Fall/Spring 2002 •Military jackets •Slim cut pants •Long dresses Fall Collection •Boyish silhouettes •Large shoulders •Short Spring Collection Significance to Fashion Jeans Target Generation X. Underwear They can be sexy. Fragrance It’s for everyone. Today Controversial ads remain Francisco Costa: New head designer of women’s wear. (2003) Fall 2011- stays true References • • • • • • http://www.style.com/fashionshows/designerdirectory/CKLEIN/seasons/ http://www.enotes.com/1970-fashion-american-decades/importantevents-fashion-design http://au.askmen.com/celebs/men/business_politics/36_calvin_klein.ht ml http://back2retro.wordpress.com/2010/11/27/1970s-fashion/ http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decade70.html Palomo-Lovinski, Noel. The world’s Most Influential fashion designershidden connections & lasting legacies of fashions iconic creators. London:Quarto Publishing, 2010. 22-25. Print.