By Diane Dakers
Calvin Klein, a boy from the Bronx, took his first garments line of 3 attire and 6 coats to an appointment at Bonwit Teller, New York's division shop for the rich. sooner than lengthy, he had designed a line of denims that offered 200,000 in per week, and he was once referred to as the 'King of garments' by way of humans journal.
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Now and wanted a His marriage was in trouble. definitive picture of “We grew in different the American look in directions,” said Calvin. ” six, the family home was in Queens, but her hard-working Vogue magazine, dad spent many nights in September 1975 the city, often sleeping at his office. In August 1974, her parents divorced. After the marriage ended, Calvin got involved in the downtown nightlife and club scene. Studio 54 was the place to hang out when it opened in 1977. Artists, singers, actors, other designers, models—everyone who was anyone danced the night away at the legendary, world-famous disco.
In fact, he would give his friend half the business, and the two could finally realize their childhood dream of co-owning a grocery store. Custin had a nose for design talent and, with 12 stores in her chain, was able to launch a new designer’s career with a single order. 44 Tempted by his friend’s offer—but confused and unsure—Calvin turned to his parents for advice, something he rarely did. Again he was surprised by what he heard. What he expected from his father, the former grocery store owner who had never been particularly supportive of his son’s career choice, was a push into the supermarket business.
The New York garment industry boomed. S. clothing manufacturing. During this same time, one particular district in New York City was becoming home to thousands of immigrants who had moved in to work in the booming business. The lofts where they worked started pushing boundaries, moving into the more upscale parts of town, something the city’s upper-crust citizens didn’t like. They didn’t want to mingle with people they considered “riff raff,” so they convinced the city to create a zoning bylaw that confined clothing factories—and therefore the immigrant workers—to the quadrant now known as the Garment District.
Calvin Klein. Fashion Design Superstar by Diane Dakers