Kelly Klein has been a fixture in the fashion and advertising world since her breakthrough as a prominent 90s fashion photographer. Starting her career in design as an undergraduate at FIT, she quickly became an in demand hire for major brands such as Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein. These expereinces led Klein to find her true passion — photography. Along with publishing seven photo coffee table books of her own, her work has been featured in the likes of Vogue, Interview Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar and many more. Klein shoots vulnerably and honestly; publishing intimate photographs of models, candid shots from her life, and exploration of human emotion and religion.
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Designing the Calvin Klein underwear, was an amazing time in my life.
Designing the Calvin Klein underwear, was an amazing time in my life. Creating mens’ underwear for women, was so much fun in the 90’s.
How It Began
through my work as a fashion designer, I spent hours researching vintage photography books for inspiration.
it's been my everyday experiences that have been my visual references
It's not where you start, it's where you finish.
Advice to Creative Entrepreneurs
Try to find your passion at a young age, then follow your gut to build your life around what you love!