Widely considered one of the most prominent American fashion designer to grace the High Stree, Calvin Klein was first awarded the Council of Fashion Designers of America Award for outstanding design in both womenswear and menswear in 1982, becoming the first designer ever to receive both honors in the same year.
Born: Bronx, New York, 1942
First break: In 1969, one of the coats he designed was shown on the cover of Vogue.
Company founded: 1968
Based in: New York, NY
Selected awards: Coty Award (1973, 1974, 1975), CFDA Award for menswear and womenswear (1982, 1983, 1986), Best American Designer Award (1993).
Signature quote: "I like simplicity, I like purity, I like anything that's modern. But it has to be exciting, it has to be interesting."
Worn by: Matt Damon, Jude Law, Jamie Foxx, Johnny Depp, Tom Cruise, John Cusack, Tom Hanks, Javier Bardem, Dustin Hoffman, Nicolas Cage