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Calvin Richard Klein
Born Calvin Richard Klein
(1942-11-19) November 19, 1942 (age 74)
Bronx, New York, U.S.
Residence Southampton, New York
Education Fashion Institute of Technology
Occupation Fashion designer
Spouse(s) Jayne Centre (m. 1965; div. 1974)
Kelly Rector (m. 1986; div. 2006)
Children Marci Klein
Parent(s) Flore Stern Klein
Leo Klein
Labels Calvin Klein Inc.

I'm a sexual person, and that's reflected in my clothes and my advertisements.
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I don't dwell on success. Maybe that's one reason I'm successful.
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I've met people who didn't even know there was a Calvin Klein; they thought it was just the name of a product.
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I have the reputation of being easygoing. But inside, I'm like nails. I will kill.
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It's fun seeing my label on someone's behind - I like that.
I've been strong and determined all my life about many things I've wanted.
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I certainly feel that an adult woman has a right to determine what happens to her life and body.
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The best thing is to look natural, but it takes makeup to look natural.
Women's Wear Daily can do more than any other publication to establish a designer.
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People read things into my commercials that don't even exist.
If I allow journalists to describe a collection and they make mistakes, I'm upset, because the retractions are never noticed.
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I couldn't have attended half the parties that I was supposed to have been to according to the newspapers. It bothers me.
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I'm more offended when someone's killed on television than when there's something that's sensuous or sexual. So what?
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Levi's can produce many more Western jeans than we can and make them at a better price.
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I love women. I'm trying to do beautiful things with them. I'm not trying to insult them. My life is not about that.
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AIDS is an absolutely tragic disease. The argument about AIDS' being some kind of divine retribution is crap.
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Some people feel that what we're doing makes no sense, that it's just a waste of money. But it's working.
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Commercials capture your attention, that's all.
People have told me about organized crime in the fashion industry, but I can't talk about that. I'm looking to stay alive.
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Nothing earth-shattering has happened in men's fashion. How much can you do with men's clothes?
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People who run a ready-to-wear company are businessmen rather than production or design people.
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I don't trust a lot of journalists.
It seems there's always another rumor about my life; some people are simply talked about more than others.
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I still drink vodka; I'm not an advocate of drinking, but I'm no angel. I don't like grass, because it just makes me hungry.
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I won't allow myself to have tremendous fear.
We're not doing outrageous fashion; I make sports clothes that are relatively conservative, clothes that everyone wears.
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I don't think about my fame very much.
When I get into bed at night, I hope I don't get into it alone!
I don't always want my opinion known. What little privacy I have left I'd like to maintain.
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Traditionally, the sample is always better than the stock you deliver to the store.
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My men's-underwear print ads are very popular!
I'm not a politician and don't want any part of politics.
What we're doing is fun - if you have any sense of humor at all!
The only way to advertise is by not focusing on the product.
I have the New York Daily News to thank for the jeans controversy.
When I started the business, I hardly went home. I became very driven about work and about my career.
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People in their 70s can still have incredible lives. Health is the most important thing.
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No 27-year-old has the experience to run a company that does a quarter of a billion dollars a year in sales.
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I'm crazy, and I don't pretend to be anything else.
There has been a change in men's attitudes toward their clothes. Men are more aware of fashion; they're not afraid of it.
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I guess I don't have a proper perspective on my fame; if I did, I don't think I'd like it.
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There's an awareness of fashion in this country, and it's not limited to gay people.
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You don't only worry about the people who hate or resent you; in a way, you're more worried about the people who love you.
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If you really love someone and care about him, you can survive many difficulties.
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I think there's something incredibly sexy about a woman wearing her boyfriend's T-shirt and underwear.
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There are a lot of gay people in fashion, but it's not as if every gay person is a great creator.
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I love Brooke. Exploiting her was never my intention.

The best thing is to look natural, but it takes makeup to look natural.
I'm not trying to be Mr. Universe, but I want to stay in shape.
I'm in a business where no one cares about anything except how well your last collection sold.
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Anyone who is secure about herself shouldn't be threatened by the ads I do.
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I'm neither Democrat nor Republican.
We were using Brooke as an actress; she was playing different roles: a liberated woman, a teenager, a vamp.
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I personally would not have plastic surgery. What the hell for? It looks ridiculous.
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My wardrobe consists of antique clothes, many of my designs, plus shoes and shirts from Brooks Brothers and Paul Stuart.
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