Obsession

Book 2 of 12. I’m running behind, but getting back into the rhythm of regular book reading.

This was a (very unauthorized) biography of Calvin Klein by Steven Gaines and Sharon Churcher. I really knew nothing about him, other than what I know from his semi-prominence in today’s fashion world. It really was quite a whirlwind life that he led throughout the 70s and 80s. He has definitely had a style attached to his name, muted colours and minimalist themes, although in the book he is described as more of a curator or editor than designer.

I need to read a biography of Ralph Lauren now, seeing as they were strong competitors, and Lauren’s style has certainly been more cohesive. I find that part of him appealing; that he seems to know what he likes and that he’s built a definitive style around it.