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By Diane Dakers

Calvin Klein, a boy from the Bronx, took his first garments line of 3 clothes and 6 coats to an appointment at Bonwit Teller, New York's division shop for the rich. sooner than lengthy, he had designed a line of denims that bought 200,000 in every week, and he was once referred to as the 'King of garments' by means of humans journal.

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Calvin was so frustrated, he was ready to give up on his dream, to put fashion aside and start a new career direction. As he sorted through his options, he sat down for a heart-toheart talk with his longtime pal, Barry Schwartz, who now owned the Schwartz family business, the Sundial grocery store in Harlem. What Barry suggested to his childhood friend came as a surprise. He said that, if Calvin was serious about giving up on fashion design, he could use him at the supermarket. In fact, he would give his friend half the business, and the two could finally realize their childhood dream of co-owning a grocery store.

58 A N O SCAR FOR B EST D RESS G OES TO ... The elegant, floor-length gown Calvin Klein created for actress Gwyneth Paltrow (right) for the 1996 Academy Awards is regularly named as one of the Best Oscar Dresses of All Times. “A love of sensual simplicity brought me and Gwyneth together on this dress,” said Calvin. “She understands that restraint is a part of great style. She showed up alone and went through the fabric bolts with me and chose the pink Charmeuse. ” Other celebs who love their Calvins are Eva Mendes, Renée Zellweger, Hilary Swank, Julia Roberts, Helen Hunt, Sandra Bullock, and Bianca Jagger.

In the evenings and on weekends, he created his own projects at home, teaming up with a patternmaker friend to design a line of coats and dresses. , beginning what would become a 35-year business partnership. 42 B EST B UD B ARRY When Barry Schwartz graduated high school at age 16, he was directionless and ended up just hanging around the Mosholu Parkway neighborhood, gambling and visiting the racetrack. Finally, his supermarket-owner father put his foot down and insisted the teenager work with him at the Sundial grocery store.

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