Calvin Richard Klein is one of the biggest names in the fashion industry. This man created one of the top designer brands in the world, solely with his creative streak and his determination to succeed. He set up Calvin Klein Inc., with Barry Schwartz, a friend who agreed to run the business end of the company while Calvin designed the clothes.
Today, CK is an international company which is renowned all over the world for its cutting edge fashion. It has three fashion lines: men, women and home. The elegant and sophisticated clothes by Calvin Klein are loved by many celebrities such as Julia Roberts, Gwyneth Paltrow and Sandra Bullock, to name a few.
Throughout years, the company has been making profits, but in 1992, it almost went bankrupt. In the 2000s, the company was bought over by the expensive shirt brand Phillips -Van Heusen.
Calvin Klein’s Parents – Leo Klein and Flore Stern
This extremely talented designer was born to a middle class family of immigrants of Jewish descent. His father, Leo Klein, was originally from Hungary. Flore Stern was an Austrian. They lived comfortably in a Jewish immigrant community in the Bronx, New York
Calvin Klein’s Siblings – Alexis Klein and Barry Klein
He has two siblings- one brother and one sister. His sister is called Alexis Klein and his brother is named Barry Klein.
Calvin Klein’s Spouses and Partner
Calvin Klein has been married twice. His first marriage was to Jayne Centre in 1964. She worked as a textile designer. Calvin Klein and Jayne Centre got divorced in 1974.
Klein then married his assistant, Kelly Rector in 1986, after his divorce to Jayne Centre was complete. They got married in Rome while on a business trip to Italy. But even the second marriage had its fair share of problems and Klein and Kelly Rector ended up separating in 1996. Their divorce became final in April 2006.
He was also in a brief relationship with a male model known as Nick Gruber.
Calvin Klein’s Children
He has one child- a daughter with Jayne Centre, called Marci Klein. She is the talent producer for the television show Saturday Night Live.
Calvin Klein’s Net Worth
Calvin Klein has an estimated current net worth of $700 million.