Designer Anne Klein

Anne Klein

I’m about to list some designer boots by Anne Klein. I’ve always loved her designs and decided to look up her biography to find out more about her and the company she founded.


According to EZine, Fashion designer Anne Klein was born Hannah Golofski in New York City. She started as a sketcher on Seventh Avenue in 1938. In 1948 she launched Junior Sophisticates and in 1968 Anne Klein & Co was born. Anne Klein was a fashion pioneer well known for understanding what women wanted. She was known for creating chic, sophisticated, wearable comfortable clothes that women would wear. She designed sophisticated sportswear for young women. She knew each woman’s wardrobe needed a blazer, trousers, and separates. Her designs were very popular within the USA. Her clothes were synonymous with American style and were relevant to the lives of the women she designed for.

The sportswear of today has its basis in Anne Klein, who defined what what women’s sportswear should be. In 1968 Anne Klein launched Anne Klein & Co. The company goal was to design and market sportwear separates that could be mixed and matched. She became an industry leader overnight. Anne Klein & Co continued to grow and received numerous honors and award. Just at the height of her success Anne Klein died in early 1974 from breast cancer.
Fashion Model Directory adds that in addition to fashion design, Anne Klein invented several devices for the clothing industry. In 1967 she patented a girdle designed specially for mini-skirt wearers. At the time of her death, Donna Karan and Louis Dell’Olio were working at her firm, and they took over the design side of her company. Many designers have worked for the house of Anne Klein. Richard Tyler was there, Patrick Robinson designed from 1994 to 1996. Charles Nolan was the designer for Anne Klein for a few seasons till 2003.

The Look

Anne became one of the most popular sportswear designers in the USA, famous for matching dresses and jackets, wasp-waisted dresses, blazers and battle jackets. She also made hooded blouson tops and slinky jersey dresses. Her clothes were smart, practical and fashionable.

Sources: Wikipedia 

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