Fashion designer Calvin Richard Klein was born in 1942, in The Bronx, New York. As a young child, Klein taught himself to sketch and sew, which soon developed into a passion for art and fashion and led to his studying apparel design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan.
In 1968, Klein and good friend Barry Schwartz joined forces to set up the fashion label "Calvin Klein", beginning with a small coat shop in New York City's "York Hotel". It didn't take long for Klein to establish himself thanks to a chance encounter with a coat buyer from iconic lifestyle department store Bonwit Teller. Blown away by the selection of trench coats the Calvin Klein shop had on offer, the buyer placed an order for $50,000.
From there, the Calvin Klein brand has gone from strength to strength and their product range has expanded to include womenswear, sportswear, underwear, jeans, scarves, shoes, belts, furs, sleepwear, socks, watches, childrenswear, swimwear, homewear, glasses and, of course, sunglasses.
Calvin Klein sunglasses are renowned for their clever blend of technological sophistication, fine craftsmanship and comfort with chic contemporary styling. Staying loyal to the brands clean, minimalist approach, Calvin Klein sunglasses also have a youthful twist, making them ideal for the young and the young at heart alike.