This book is published with three unique covers. Customers will receive one of the covers at random when they purchase the book.
This magnificent survey is the first and only book that Klein has written and compiled himself and is illustrated with era-defining photographs by the most distinguished names in fashion photography, from Irving Penn and Richard Avedon to Bruce Weber and Patrick Demarchelier—among others. In it, the world’s most iconic models like Christy Turlington and Kate Moss are captured in images that would define their careers and remain memorable to the consumer. Accompanied by personal insights and behind-the-scenes stories that only he could tell, Calvin Klein chose every image to narrate his evolution as a designer—from couture to jeans, underwear, and fragrance—from couture to jeans, lingerie, and perfume all categories in which he redefined what was chic and essential.
As an icon of minimalism, modernism, sexual provocation, and androgyny, Calvin Klein’s first book will find broad appeal to anyone interested in design, fashion, or photography. Few names in fashion are as recognizable as that of Calvin Klein.
This unique book presents an incredible archive of images that reveal his timeless influence as a designer. From founding the company in New York in 1968, he changed the face of fashion, bringing his visionary minimalism to the fore and defining looks for generations. Divided by theme, with characteristic simplicity and sophistication, each of the three sections in this volume looks at one particular element of Klein’s approach. In Provocative, we see the most controversial of his campaigns, from Brooke Shields’s infamous teenage portraits to the seductive photography of underwear collections. In Minimalist, we understand every collection’s simplicity, refinement, and elegance. And in the final section, we read in the designer’s own words the insights behind the campaigns and the secrets behind the successes.