Calvin Klein is more than the most famous American fashion designer of the 20th century—he is the unchallenged leader of a global design empire. Today, his name can be found on literally hundreds of products, including menswear, womenswear, underwear, jeans, fragrances, eyeglasses, bed sheets, rugs, furniture, and much more. Klein has won every major fashion award, and his fashions are in the collections of both the Guggenheim Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Yet for all his accomplishments, a debate rages within the fashion design industry: is Calvin Klein truly a great fashion designer or is he just a skilled self-promoter? Readers will explore this question along with all the other highs and lows of the career of this great American fashion designer in the highly illustrated new volume Calvin Klein.
Full-color photographs and illustrations. Glossary. Chronology and timeline. Bibliography. Further resources and Web sites. Index.
About the Author(s)
Matt W. Cody is an actor and writer who has been active in publishing for more than six years. He is the author of Peter Stuyvesant in Chelsea House's Leaders of the Colonial Era series. As an editor, he has been a part of a number of educational programs in the fields of music, social studies, and reading/language arts, including Macmillan/McGraw-Hill's acclaimed Spotlight on Music program. He lives in New York City.