Calvin Klein was born in the Bronx area of New York in 1942, and after graduating from the High School of Art and Design, he spent five years working with various clothing shops and manufacturers across New York City. In 1968 he set up a coat shop in the York Hotel, under the name Calvin Klein Limited, the trading name still used today. Before long other fashion items were added to the Calvin Klein collection, including the underwear featured in the now famous advertising campaigns.
Calvin Klein is arguably as famous now for its range of fragrances as its fashion line, the first fragrance being launched in 1981. Today, Calvin Klein offers many fragrances, including the popular CK One, Euphoria, Obsession and Eternity.