Calvin Klein is a global brand which defines a particular form of elegant and understated American style. Calvin Klein, Inc., designs, licenses, and, in some cases, produces clothing, Eyewear (Frames & Sunglasses), accessories, fragrances, and home furnishings bearing the name of designer Calvin Klein. Expertise in brand management, product design, sourcing, and other logistics provides Calvin Klein with the ability to successfully expand product offerings and distribution under the Calvin Klein brands while preserving the brands' prestige and global presence. The master of modern design, Calvin Klein brings his philosophy to the optical wear industry. Intrigue and mystery set the stage for his eyeglasses collection. Calvin Klein Eyewear redefine traditional once again.
Calvin Klein Inc. is an American fashion brand founded in 1968 by Calvin Klein. It is one of the most recognized fashion brands in the world. The line began when Calvin Klein and childhood friend Barry Schwartz founded Calvin Klein Ltd., a coat shop in New York City. A year later, Calvin Klein released his first collection: a line of men's and women's coats featured at the New York City store. In 1969, Klein appeared on the cover of Vogue magazine. By 1971, sportswear and classic blazers, as well as lingerie were added to his women's collection portfolio. The line was quickly growing and by 1977 he had licenses for scarves, shoes, belts, furs, sunglasses, and sheets as well as cosmetics, jeans, and menswear.