One of America’s most iconic brands was established in 1968 when aspiring designer Calvin Klein wheeled a rack of impeccably tailored coats up New York’s 7th Avenue to meet with department store buyers. By the mid 1970s Klein was garnering industry praise for his modern, minimalist interpretations of classic American sportswear. A pioneer of designer denim and universal basics, the label rocketed to prominence in the 1980s and 90s with its iconic logo-centric branding, unforgettable ad campaigns, and provocative aesthetic. All at once bold, progressive, and refined, the brand’s modern incarnation, Calvin Klein 205 W39NYC, celebrates America’s unique legacy within global fashion. Chronicling and conflating decades of American style, the label explores the intersections of pragmatism and pop culture iconography. A covetable range of ready-to-wear, including luxurious staples, knitwear, sharply tailored suits, and elevated loungewear incorporate intriguing elements of workwear, varsity uniforms, and Western wear.