One of the 20th century’s most iconic brands was born 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, he was winning accolades for his clean, modern sportswear. A pioneer of designer denim and universal basics, the label rocketed to prominence in the 1980s and 90s, when it became as well known for its logo-centric branding and unforgettable ad campaigns as for its grunge-minimalist "heroin chic" aesthetic. Calvin Klein’s current incarnation sees the brand exploring the intersection of sensuality and pristine minimalism. Perfected tailoring and casual separates in streamlined cuts advance an aesthetic of confidence, futurism, and understatement.