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Everything you need to know about Calvin Klein

By Lauren Carbran
 

As the BIGGEST fans of Calvin Klein fragrances, we thought we’d teach you about the brand’s history (the best history lesson you’ll ever have had). So sit back, relax and get to know about Calvin Klein, his fashion design and fragrance…

1942

Calvin is born in The Bronx, New York. His father is originally from Hungary and his mum is Austrian-American.

1962

At 20 years old, after studying at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology, he does an apprenticeship at a cloak-and-suit manufacturer and goes on to design for many other stores.

1968

Klein opens Calvin Klein Limited, a coat shop in New York.

1969

A Calvin Klein coat appears on the cover of Vogue magazine, worn by model Susan Schoenberg.

1971

He introduces sportswear, blazers and lingerie to his women’s collection.

1980

Calvin Klein men’s underwear launches. Enough said.

1986

Calvin Klein Obsession For Men hits the shelves, a potent and powerful mix of mandarin, nutmeg and sandalwood. How masculine!

1994

CK One for him and for her defines the start of unisex fragrances. From now on, both genders can enjoy smelling like green tea, bergamot and musk. Whoop whoop!

2005

Calvin Klein Euphoria for her launches – a feminine fragrance oozing pomegranate, black orchid and creamy accord. We love.

2012

The Calvin Klein SS13 show at NYFW was all about sex appeal – think black satin dresses and flattering white minidresses. Love.

2016

One of THE biggest launches of the year is Calvin Klein CK2 – and it’s an instant hit. The ingredients are unique and spicy – wasabi, wet cobblestones and incense. And at £19.99 for 50ml ONLY, we dare you to try it!

Following the success of Euphoria, Calvin Klein launches Deep Euphoria, a gorgeous warm blend of pepper, jasmine and musk. Mmm…

2017

CK One Summer 2017 is the summer fragrance you boys and gals have been waiting for. Another unisex blend of lime, cucumber and creamy musk, it’s icy and crisp – just what you need in the warmer weather. Oh, and it’s just £33 for 100ml – what a bargain!

Lauren Hutton, 73-year-old American model and actress, features in the latest Calvin Klein underwear campaign. YOU GO, GIRL.

 

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