54 Calvin Klein Quotes For The Fashionistas
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Calvin Richard Klein is an eminent American fashion designer. He launched a fashion company, which later became the iconic Calvin Klein Inc. Besides this, he has also given his name to various other range of products, including jewellery, perfumes and watches. He gained prominence immediately after his first show at the ‘New York Fashion Week.’ He was placed on the ‘International Best Dressed List’ in 1983. He has also been awarded by the ‘Councils of Fashion Designs of America’ thrice. We bring to you a collection of noteworthy and empowering quotes and sayings by Calvin Klein which have been extracted from his works, public utterances, tweets, thoughts, interview, etc. Zoom through the compilation of quotes and thoughts by Calvin Klein.
Women's Wear Daily can do more than any other publication to establish a designer. When I started the business, I hardly went home. I became very driven about work and about my career. When I get into bed at night, I hope I don't get into it alone! What we're doing is fun - if you have any sense of humor at all! We're not doing outrageous fashion; I make sports clothes that are relatively conservative, clothes that everyone wears. We were using Brooke as an actress; she was playing different roles: a liberated woman, a teenager, a vamp. Traditionally, the sample is always better than the stock you deliver to the store. There's an awareness of fashion in this country, and it's not limited to gay people. There are a lot of gay people in fashion, but it's not as if every gay person is a great creator. People who run a ready-to-wear company are businessmen rather than production or design people. People read things into my commercials that don't even exist. People have told me about organized crime in the fashion industry, but I can't talk about that. I'm looking to stay alive. No 27-year-old has the experience to run a company that does a quarter of a billion dollars a year in sales. My men's-underwear print ads are very popular! Levi's can produce many more Western jeans than we can and make them at a better price. It seems there's always another rumor about my life; some people are simply talked about more than others. If you really love someone and care about him, you can survive many difficulties. If I allow journalists to describe a collection and they make mistakes, I'm upset, because the retractions are never noticed. I've met people who didn't even know there was a Calvin Klein; they thought it was just the name of a product. I'm not a politician and don't want any part of politics. I'm neither Democrat nor Republican. I won't allow myself to have tremendous fear. I personally would not have plastic surgery. What the hell for? It looks ridiculous. I love Brooke. Exploiting her was never my intention. I have the New York Daily News to thank for the jeans controversy. I guess I don't have a proper perspective on my fame; if I did, I don't think I'd like it. I don't trust a lot of journalists. I don't always want my opinion known. What little privacy I have left I'd like to maintain. I couldn't have attended half the parties that I was supposed to have been to according to the newspapers. It bothers me. AIDS is an absolutely tragic disease. The argument about AIDS' being some kind of divine retribution is crap. Nothing earth-shattering has happened in men's fashion. How much can you do with men's clothes? The only way to advertise is by not focusing on the product. I don't think about my fame very much. There has been a change in men's attitudes toward their clothes. Men are more aware of fashion; they're not afraid of it. My wardrobe consists of antique clothes, many of my designs, plus shoes and shirts from Brooks Brothers and Paul Stuart. I'm a sexual person, and that's reflected in my clothes and my advertisements. I certainly feel that an adult woman has a right to determine what happens to her life and body. I'm more offended when someone's killed on television than when there's something that's sensuous or sexual. So what? Some people feel that what we're doing makes no sense, that it's just a waste of money. But it's working. 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. Anyone who is secure about herself shouldn't be threatened by the ads I do. I'm not trying to be Mr. Universe, but I want to stay in shape. It's fun seeing my label on someone's behind - I like that. I'm in a business where no one cares about anything except how well your last collection sold. I have the reputation of being easygoing. But inside, I'm like nails. I will kill. People in their 70s can still have incredible lives. Health is the most important thing. 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.
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.
I think there's something incredibly sexy about a woman wearing her boyfriend's T-shirt and underwear.
I've been strong and determined all my life about many things I've wanted.
Commercials capture your attention, that's all.
I don't dwell on success. Maybe that's one reason I'm successful.
I'm crazy, and I don't pretend to be anything else. The best thing is to look natural, but it takes makeup to look natural.