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Calvin Klein: Fashion Design Superstar - HC
Calvin Klein: Fashion Design Superstar - HC
Calvin Klein: Fashion Design Superstar - HC
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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.

Reading Level: Gr. 6
Interest Level: Gr. 5-9
Guided Reading Level: W
Binding: Hardcover
Series: Crabtree Groundbreaker Biographies
Author(s): Diane Dakers

Size: 7 ¼″ × 9 ¼″
No. of Pages: 112
Index Included: Yes
Glossary Included: Yes

ATOS: 8.1
Dewey: 746.9
Lexile: 1210L
Copyright: 2011

Calvin Klein: Fashion Design Superstar

“Part of the "Groundbreaker Biographies" series, Calvin Klein: Fashion Design Superstar is written for young people interested in the fashion world. The life and career of Calvin Klein, the "King of Clothes," is simply and logically written...This book is more than just a biography of Calvin Klein, the fashion designer...includes several single-page articles about fashion. Read about the history of blue jeans from dungarees to designer jeans. Learn about the fashion industry in New York and about how advertisers influenced young people to develop eating disorders by promoting skinny models. Readers can find out how Klein and other famous people manage to get their names on various products like fragrances...The information in this book is well-researched and presented. The writing style is easy to read. Calvin Klein: Fashion Design Superstar is recommended for middle years school libraries and would be a popular choice for a biography assignment. Recommended.” —CM Magazine, 02/11