Calvin Richard Klein is an American fashion designer who launched the company that would later become Calvin Klein Inc., in 1968. In addition to clothing, he also has given his name to a range of perfumes, watches, and jewellery. Profoundly inspirational Calvin Klein quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.
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Famous Calvin Klein Quotes
I’m crazy, and I don’t pretend to be anything else.
It seems there’s always another rumor about my life; some people are simply talked about more than others.
When I get into bed at night, I hope I don’t get into it alone!
Levi’s can produce many more Western jeans than we can and make them at a better price.
Women’s Wear Daily can do more than any other publication to establish a designer.
No 27-year-old has the experience to run a company that does a quarter of a billion dollars a year in sales.
We’re not doing outrageous fashion; I make sports clothes that are relatively conservative, clothes that everyone wears.
I’ve been strong and determined all my life about many things I’ve wanted.
There are a lot of gay people in fashion, but it’s not as if every gay person is a great creator.
People who run a ready-to-wear company are businessmen rather than production or design people.
I think there’s something incredibly sexy about a woman wearing her boyfriend’s T-shirt and underwear.
We were using Brooke as an actress; she was playing different roles: a liberated woman, a teenager, a vamp.
It’s fun seeing my label on someone’s behind – I like that.
I don’t always want my opinion known. What little privacy I have left I’d like to maintain.
I certainly feel that an adult woman has a right to determine what happens to her life and body.
I’m in a business where no one cares about anything except how well your last collection sold.
I’m neither Democrat nor Republican.
Nothing earth-shattering has happened in men’s fashion. How much can you do with men’s clothes?
People in their 70s can still have incredible lives. Health is the most important thing.
If I allow journalists to describe a collection and they make mistakes, I’m upset, because the retractions are never noticed.
Inspirational Calvin Klein Quotes
People read things into my commercials that don’t even exist.
AIDS is an absolutely tragic disease. The argument about AIDS’ being some kind of divine retribution is crap.
I don’t think about my fame very much.
The only way to advertise is by not focusing on the product.
When I started the business, I hardly went home. I became very driven about work and about my career.
If you really love someone and care about him, you can survive many difficulties.
Commercials capture your attention, that’s all.
I still drink vodka; I’m not an advocate of drinking, but I’m no angel. I don’t like grass, because it just makes me hungry.
I don’t trust a lot of journalists.
My wardrobe consists of antique clothes, many of my designs, plus shoes and shirts from Brooks Brothers and Paul Stuart.
I couldn’t have attended half the parties that I was supposed to have been to according to the newspapers. It bothers me.
My men’s-underwear print ads are very popular!
The best thing is to look natural, but it takes makeup to look natural.
Some people feel that what we’re doing makes no sense, that it’s just a waste of money. But it’s working.
I’m not a politician and don’t want any part of politics.
I personally would not have plastic surgery. What the hell for? It looks ridiculous.
I have the New York Daily News to thank for the jeans controversy.
I’ve met people who didn’t even know there was a Calvin Klein; they thought it was just the name of a product.
I’m not trying to be Mr. Universe, but I want to stay in shape.
I guess I don’t have a proper perspective on my fame; if I did, I don’t think I’d like it.
I don’t dwell on success. Maybe that’s one reason I’m successful.
I love Brooke. Exploiting her was never my intention.
I’m more offended when someone’s killed on television than when there’s something that’s sensuous or sexual. So what?
I’m a sexual person, and that’s reflected in my clothes and my advertisements.
There’s an awareness of fashion in this country, and it’s not limited to gay people.
Traditionally, the sample is always better than the stock you deliver to the store.
I have the reputation of being easygoing. But inside, I’m like nails. I will kill.
There has been a change in men’s attitudes toward their clothes. Men are more aware of fashion; they’re not afraid of it.
What we’re doing is fun – if you have any sense of humor at all!
I won’t allow myself to have tremendous fear.
People have told me about organized crime in the fashion industry, but I can’t talk about that. I’m looking to stay alive.
Anyone who is secure about herself shouldn’t be threatened by the ads I do.
You don’t only worry about the people who hate or resent you; in a way, you’re more worried about the people who love you.
I love women. I’m trying to do beautiful things with them. I’m not trying to insult them. My life is not about that.