Michael Kors vs Calvin Klein

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Fashion Designer
$1 Billion
Net worth 2018
$700 Million
Retail
Industry
Fashion Designers
Residence
The Bronx
United States
Country
United States
09/08/1959
BirthDay
19/11/1942
Height
1.75 m
Education
Fashion Institute of Technology, High School of Art and Design
NET WORTH STATISTIC
TIMELINE
2016

Kate Hudson and Olivia Wilde both wore gowns by the designer to the 2016 Golden Globes, and Emily Blunt, nominated for her role in Into The Woods, wore a white custom gown by the designer in 2015

2015

Michelle Obama wore a black sleeveless dress from the designer for her first term official portrait as First Lady and later sported Kors again at the 2015 State of the Union address

2014

In January 2014, Forbes reported that Kors reached a personal fortune in excess of $1 billion

2013

In July 2013, he became the second luxury brand, after Tiffany & Co, to sue Costco for falsely claiming in advertisements that they sold his product

2012

On December 18, 2012, it was announced that Kors would be leaving Project Runway, to be replaced by fellow designer Zac Posen

2011

Kors married his partner, Lance Le Pere, on August 16, 2011, in Southampton, New York

2009

In January 2009, the estate of the artist-designer Tony Duquette sued Kors for trademark infringement after Kors allegedly used Duquette's name and images in promoting Kors' 2009 resortwear collection

2004

The MICHAEL Michael Kors line was launched in 2004, joining the original Michael Kors Collection label

2003

Kors left Celine in October 2003 to concentrate on his own brand

1999

1999 CFDA award for womenswear designer of the yearMichael David Kors (born Karl Anderson Jr

1997

He managed to get back on his feet by 1997 and launched a lower priced line and at the same time was named the first women’s ready-to-wear designer for French house Celine

1993

A Chapter 11 filing in 1993, caused by the closure of the licensing partner for KORS Michael Kors, forced him to put the KORS line on hold

1990

In 1990, the company launched KORS Michael Kors as a licensee

1981

In 1981, Kors launched his Michael Kors women's label at Bergdorf Goodman

1977

In 1977, he enrolled at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City

1959

; August 9, 1959) is an American sportswear fashion designer

1957

However, he dropped out after only nine months and took a job at a boutique called Lothar's across from Bergdorf Goodman on 57th Street in Midtown Manhattan, where he started as a salesperson and went on to become both the designer and visual display head for the store

1996

The couple separated in 1996 and legally divorced in 2006

1990

The decades of 1990s was dominated by his highly popular perfume lines

1980

By the early 1980s, his once-humble store had turned into a huge empire, with more than 12000 stores across six countries, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Japan

1977

From a modest start-up of $10,000, the company’s revenues escalated to $30 million by 1977

1971

By 1971, Calvin Klein Company had grown dramatically

1968

In 1968, he collaborated with his childhood buddy, Barry Schwartz, to establish his own company, Calvin Klein

1964

In 1964, Calvin Klein married Jayne Centre, a textile designer by profession

1962

Klein’s first step in the professional and glamorous world of fashion came on 1962 as an apprentice worker for Dan Millestein, who owned a cloak and suit house

1942

Calvin Richard Klein was born to Flo and Leo Stern on November 19, 1942 in Bronx, New York