It's one of the most recognized fashion brands in the world and-with more than $5 billion in annual sales-also one of the most profitable. Bronx-born Klein started his company in 1968, a coat shop with childhood friend Barry Schwartz.
Yes, if you are at all interested in the stars, if you are at all interested in fashion, if you are at all interested in the 'babies of the stars' and, indeed, if you are at all interested in the 'fashions of the babies of the stars' then you must surely be up with the very latest fashion news.
Calvin Klein has been approached by SIR Elton John to design a whole new line of baby clothes for his son and heir (no! not hair)
Sir Elton John has given Calvin some 'rules to design by':
1. The clothing MUST fit in with Elton's lifestyle i.e.
be very feminine, lots of pastels and sequins
2. The clothing MUST NOT make his son feel ridiculed in
any way, shape or form, in the eyes of the paparazzi (a long stretch by anyone's standards..)
3. The clothing MUST be extremely expensive and NOT made
by starving children in 3rd-world countries but MUST be made by starving children in England.
4. The clothing MUST be bio-degradable
5. The clothing MUST be made from natural fibers
The new Elton John's Baby's clothing line will be available at all Wal Mart outlets in America and Canada....all proceeds go towards a TRUST FUND FOR ELTON'S SON - TO BE PAID OUT WHEN HIS SON - AT ANY AGE - FINDS HIMSELF IN NEED OF PAYING MEDICAL FEES AS A RESULT OF HIS LONG STAYS AT MENTAL HEALTH UNITS AS A DIRECT RESULT OF HIS STRANGE PARENTAGE - IN THE NOT TOO DISTANT FUTURE.