Calvin Klein was born on November 19, 1942, in the Bronx, New York. He studied fashion in New York City and apprenticed for a suit manufacturer. The label was initially recognized for suits and coats, but Klein’s sportswear line became popular as well. He received three Coty Awards for womenswear and the business eventually expanded to include menswear, jeans, cosmetics, fragrances and home collections. Having initially focused on womens coats and coordinates, Klein eventually branched out into additional ladys apparel that could be mixed and matched, cultivating a minimalist, streamlined look that relied on sublime tailoring and fabric choices. Later in the decade he branched into menswear and jeans, eventually becoming a major player in a denim market. By the 1980s, Kleins brand was also known for underwear and luxurious perfumes and colognes with corresponding ad campaigns. In the following decade, the label branched out further into home apparel.