Calvin Klein: Fashion Design Superstar

From the Series Crabtree Groundbreaker Biographies
  • Interest Level: Grade 5 - Grade 9
  • Reading Level: Grade 6

Calvin Klein, a boy from the Bronx, took his first clothing line of three dresses and six coats to an appointment at Bonwit Teller, New York's department store for the wealthy. Before long, he had designed a line of jeans that sold 200,000 in a week, and he was called the "King of Clothes" by People magazine. Along the way, he became known throughout the world for the beauty of his elegantly uncluttered clothing. In partnership with childhood friend Bernie Schwartz, he built an empire around his ideas that came to include fragrances, cosmetics, underwear, and home decor. Today his clothes are recognized as classics, and his style represents the best in American design.

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Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 9
Reading Level Grade 6
Dewey 746.9
Lexile NC1210L
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level W
Language English
Subjects Biographies
Genres Nonfiction
Publisher Crabtree Publishing
Imprint Crabtree Classics
Copyright 2011
Number of Pages 112
Dimensions 7.25 x 9.25
Graphics Full-color photographs
BISACS JNF007010, JNF006030, JNF007000

Author: Diane Dakers

Full-color photographs