Anne Klein was a visionary designer who originated the concept of a fully coordinated closet, providing a uniquely American point of view to the global fashion industry.

Trailblazer. Innovator. Icon.

1923

Anne Klein is born as Hannah Goldofski in Brooklyn, New York. Anne is a Leo, which later informs the design of her iconic lion logo.

1938

At age of 15, Anne gets her first job as a sketcher for a dress firm on 7th Avenue in the Garment District in New York City

1950

Designs her first collection with Junior Sophisticates. A company she founded with husband Ben Klein.

1954

Anne wins Coty American Fashion Critics’ Awards.

1965

Anne opens Anne Klein studio with her second husband, Chip Rubenstein. The business fosters young designers and later become a licensing house for the brand.

1968

Anne Klein launches. Anne establishes her namesake label in New York City, showing her debut collection composed of modern separates.

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Anne Klein launches. Anne establishes her namesake label in New York City, showing her debut collection composed of modern separates.

1970

Saks Fifth Avenue launches a free-standing Anne Klein Corner store, a prototype shop for designers that is common today; Anne becomes the first American designer to open a store in Europe.

1972

Anne Klein expands product categories to build Anne Klein as a complete lifestyle brand, including apparel, watches, eyewear and more.

1973

Anne is one of five American designers to compete in the Battle of Versalilles. Her win firmly establishes Anne Klein as a leader in women’s designs and the global fashion community.

1974

Anne Klein passes away. Donna Karen and Louis Dell’Olio become the co-designers and continue the vision of the Anne Klein brand.

1993-2019

Anne Klein has maintained its legacy under various leading designers including Richard Tyler, Patrick Robinson, Kaufman & Franco, Charles Nolan and Isabel Toledo.

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1993-2020