Anne Klein started out in fashion as a sketcher. In 1938 she went to work at Varden Petites, and through most of the 1940s she designed at Maurice Rentner. In 1948 Anne and her husband Ben Klein formed the Junior Sophisticates label. The label changed the nature of junior fashions, as Klein designed clothes for a more grown-up teen than had been done previously. Junior Sophisticates lasted until the mid-1960s.
In 1968 Klein founded Anne Klein and Company. This label was known for its coordinating lines of separates and for the use of fabrics in new and untraditional ways, such as the pairing of evening with daytime fabrics. The company also produced accessories that were designed to go with the garments in the line.
Anne Klein Eyewear
Anne Klein glasses are inspired by and made for modern and elegant women from around the world. The Anne Klein glasses collection features simple yet refined eyewear designs that easily transition from day to night. The label designs versatile glasses that use high-grade acetate or brushed matte materials that are made to last. Annie Klein takes classic and subtle glasses designs and adds a feminine twist so that it is suitable for the sophisticated office woman, the funky teacher, or the bohemian art curator.