Vogue on Calvin Klein

Vogue on Calvin Klein - Vogue on Designers

Hardback (15 Jun 2017) | English

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Synopsis

This book reveals how Calvin Klein created a fashion brand that made understated, all-American glamour his own - at the same time as building a vast billion-dollar empire that includes everything from pants and jeans to perfume and pillows. 

A master of minimalism, Klein's clothes have been beautifully documented in the pages of Vogue over the years by the world's starriest photographers, including Terry Donovan, Herb Ritts, Snowdon and Nick Knight. While Vogue also reflected the public's fascination with his film-star handsomeness, glamorous marriage and divorces, bi-sexuality, drama and stints in rehab, the magazine understood that Calvin Klein's success lay in the very opposite of excess: 'His clothes simply offered women practical elegance and cool, understated chic'.

In the early 1970s, he introduced his trademark jeans, which he elevated to designer status by cutting them tight and branding his name on the back pocket. Suggestive ads (with the nubile, 15-year-old Brooke Shields cooing 'You want to know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing.') created a designer jean frenzy among consumers. In 1993, he also made sexy male underwear mainstream with an equally seductive campaign featuring the beefcake charms of the young Mark Wahlberg. 

This is the ultimate handbook to an American icon.

About the Publisher

Quadrille Publishing

Quadrille Publishing

It was in 1994 that Quadrille Publishing announced itself to the world, a team of four with a dream: the creation of a small list of books that would innovate in every way, editorial, design, production and sales, stay in print for many years, and be sold the world over. Two whole (long) decades later, how the world has changed, yet our goal remains. Our new list reflects these aims. Our craft list is heralded by our second The Great British Sewing Bee TV tie-in book, Sew Your Own Wardrobe, packed wtih desirable projects and packaged with five full-size pattern sheets - a first for a TV tie-in. Love at First Stitch by Tilly Walnes, herself a contestant in the first The Great British Sewing Bee, is a brilliant introduction to the world of sewing, full of glorious must-have garments and already attracting wide interest, The Cath Kidston Sewing Book is a dazzling follow up to the most successful craft book ever in the UK, Sew!

Book information

ISBN: 9781849499705
Publisher: Quadrille Publishing Ltd
Imprint: Quadrille Publishing
Pub date:
DEWEY: 746.920922
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 158
Weight: 632g
Height: 173mm
Width: 218mm
Spine width: 24mm