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The House of Klein By Lisa Marsh

The House of Klein
by Lisa Marsh

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The House of Klein for the first time tells the inside story of the rise of a fashion legend and the mammoth empire he built. Calvin Klein is the most well known and successful fashion designer in the world, but the tale of his ascendancy to the top of the fashion industry has never been fully told.
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The House of Klein: Fashion, Controversy, and a Business Obsession by Lisa Marsh

A fashion world insider and journalist reveals the secret world of Calvin Klein The House of Klein for the first time tells the inside story of the rise of a fashion legend and the mammoth empire he built. Calvin Klein is the world's most well-known (and successful) fashion designer and has created one of the most recognizable brands in existence, but the tale of his ascendancy to the top of the fashion industry has never been fully told. The House of Klein is the warts-and-all expose of a boy from the Bronx who made his name synonymous with high fashion by making his brand synonymous with sex. This book offers an informed, insider's account of the defining moments of a fashion legend's life, a life circumscribed by personal and professional struggle. Fashion writer Lisa Marsh pulls no punches in presenting the true story of this mammoth of the clothing industry, complete with corporate battles, lawsuits, petty personal vendettas and backroom dealings. Marsh reveals the underbelly of the glittering world of high fashion-a world characterized not so much by beautiful people and wild parties, as it is by money and power, above all else. The House of Klein brings to life this compelling figure through the author's own research and interviews with the man himself, as well as with other figures in the industry-such as Isaac Mizrahi-who finally come clean about the man behind the brand. Lisa Marsh (New York, NY) focused on the bottom line instead of the hemline while working at the New York Post covering the fashion and retail beat. A veteran of the fashion industry, she began her career in journalism writing financial news stories for the fashion industry bible Women's Wear Daily.

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The House of Klein Reviews


"...your going to love the House of Klein..." (Harpers & Queen, September 2003) "...it captures beautifully the long hours of hard work and the joy of success..." (Management Today, September 2003) "...this book offers an informed, insider's account of the defining moments of a fashion legends life..." (Luton News, 10 September 2003) [the book] "reveals fashion's bottom line". (USA Today, September 29, 2003) "...this investigation of the controversial New York designer focuses on the business dealings..." (Hot Stars, 11 October 2003)

About Lisa Marsh


LISA MARSH has worked in the fashion industry for more than a decade. She began her career in journalism writing financial news stories for the fashion industry bible Women's Wear Daily and its brother paper, DNR. She focused on the bottom line instead of the hemline while covering the fashion and retail beat for the New York Post's business section and was a correspondent for Full Frontal Fashion Daily on MetroTV. She is also a regular contributor to the Australian newspaper. She lives in New York City.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements. Prologue. Chapter 1. From the Bronx. Chapter 2. Working. Chapter 3. Early Years and Jeans. Chapter 4. Booming Boxers and Briefs. Chapter 5. The Cost of Business. Chapter 6. Obsession. Chapter 7. Calvin's Kelly Girl. Chapter 8. Unraveling. Chapter 9. What is Calvin Klein? Chapter 10. Fast, Furious and Forte. Chapter 11. Controversial cK. Chapter 12. The Trouble with Linda. Chapter 13. On the Block. Chapter 14. The War With Wachner. Chapter 15. Streamlining for Success. Chapter 16. Phillips-Van Who? Chapter 17. Tomorrow. Epilogue. Notes. Bibliography. Index.

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GOR003209022
The House of Klein: Fashion, Controversy, and a Business Obsession by Lisa Marsh
Lisa Marsh
Used - Good
Hardback
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
2003-09-09
232
0471455636
9780471455639
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