Male Muse – Calvin Klein

November 7, 2007
Über-influential designer, resourceful entrepreneur and all-round fashion icon. I couldn’t possibly think of a more deserving candidate for this week’s Male-Muse.
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65-year old Klein, American pioneer(arguable…but I’m wholly convinced) of the clean-cut minimalist aesthetic and creator of the most ubiquitous briefs ever is beyond inspirational. A man who single-handedly constructed a stellar apparel and fragrance empire while designing clothing that was wearable, commercial but still true to its subtly avant-garde roots incorporating signature-to quote Klein himself-‘modernity, purity, neutral shades…sex appeal and, most of all, minimalism’.

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menswear has always-for me-been at the fore with the likes of Jil Sander in constantly re-interpreting and re-inventing the pared-down and sleek look for guys. I just hope Zucchelli does as good a job in the future…

Image from Getty(as you might have guessed)

  • WendyB November 8, 2007 at 3:16 pm

    But where a picture of one of the old-time ads where he sexily posed himself? 🙂

  • Dustcakeboy November 10, 2007 at 8:20 pm

    I’m afraid I’m not familiar with that…it wasn’t the Reality ad per chance?DCB.

  • riz November 12, 2007 at 12:07 am

    I like the idea of a (S)he Muse!

  • Lynn & Horst November 19, 2007 at 4:28 pm

    have you red the interview in Vogue international hommes?very interetsing!

  • Dustcakeboy November 20, 2007 at 7:52 am

    LYNN&H: I have indeed, it was truly inspirational. The man is a legend.DCB.