Klein, Calvin, 1942-

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Born Richard Klein in the Bronx, New York to Jewish-Hungarian immigrants, Klein attended the High School of Industrial Art, and graduated at the age of 20 from FIT. After an apprenticeship with a suit manufacturer, he started his own company with a childhood friend. Klein was the first designer to receive outstanding design awards from the CFDA for both men's and womens wear in the same year.

From the description of Calvin Klein sketches, 1987. (Fashion Institute of Tech Library). WorldCat record id: 224410425

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creatorOf Klein, Calvin, 1942-. Look books, 1998. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Klein, Calvin, 1942- : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Klein, Calvin, 1942-. Calvin Klein sketches, 1987. Fashion Institute of Technology Library, Gladys Marcus Library
referencedIn Phyllis Dubsky Feldkamp papers, 1930-1990 Bryn Mawr College
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associatedWith Kerson, Edward W. person
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Fashion design
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Birth 1942-11-19



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