Calvin Klein is an American fashion designer who is perhaps best known for his line of underwear and the provocative, black-and-white ads that go with them. Kate Moss modeled for the underwear line at the start of her career in the early 1990s, and her ads became a defining symbol of the “heroin chic” look that was popular in that decade: models with dark eye circles and emaciated figures. Today, celebrities like Justin Bieber and Kendall Jenner have also appeared in advertisements showing off their “Calvins.”
In the 1970s, Calvin Klein Jeans were what first made the designer a celebrity in the fashion world: he sold a remarkable 200,000 pairs the week they were released. The brand also includes both upscale and down market clothing collections, and a line of perfumes. Many of them, like Obsession and CKOne, have been around for a long time, but still capture your attention because they’re just that incredible.
Part of the appeal of Calvin Klein fragrances is the narrative they tell. OBSESSION, for instance, was launched in the spring of 1985 and captured the spirit of wild, passionate femininity. CKOne was launched in 1994 and was one of the first truly unisex scents with a universal application, sensual enough to wear at night but professional enough to wear to work. Maybe even you or someone you know wears it!