Lloyd Klein

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Lloyd Klein
Born Lloyd David Klein
Montréal, Canada
Label(s) Lloyd Klein Couture; LKLA
Website www.lloydklein.com

Lloyd David Klein[1] is a French couturier born in Canada. His fashion label is Lloyd Klein Couture.

Career[edit]

Klein was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, to French parents and was raised in Paris, France.[2] He studied architecture at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, and worked in an architect's office in New York.[1] He returned to Paris[1] and switched to studying fashion after seeing a Givenchy runway show;[3] he presented a prêt-à-porter collection in October 1987.[1] Klein's first runway show was at the Opéra-Comique de Paris in 1994.[3] Not long after, he was appointed head designer for the house of Grès. He then started his own label. In 1998 he moved his business to the United States.[3]

Heinsbergen Decorating Company Building, Los Angeles 3.jpg

He opened premises in the Heinsbergen Decorating Company Building on Beverly Boulevard.[4]

In 2011 Klein appeared as a guest on Les Anges de la téléréalité.[5]

In 2012 Klein started marketing sportswear for men and women under the label LKLA.[6] In August 2013 a collaboration between Klein and eyewear manufacturer Ivory Mason was announced.[7]

Among those who have worn clothes designed by Klein are: Natalie Cole,[8] Paula Abdul,[9] Tara Reid,[10] Marissa Miller,[11] Dita von Teese,[12] Brandy Norwood (in "It All Belongs To Me")[13] and Nicki Minaj (in "Your Love").[14]

Personal life[edit]

In February 2004 Klein was badly injured in a car accident outside Paris, and was in coma for two days. His planned runway show at the New York Fashion Week was cancelled as a result.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Akiko Nakajima (1994). Invitation Cards: the Paris Collections. Tokyo: P.I.E. Books. ISBN 9784938586560. p. 193.
  2. ^ Emili Vesilind (December 6, 2006). Lloyd Klein’s Homage to Elegance in L.A. Women's Wear Daily. (subscription required)
  3. ^ a b c Booth Moore (January 6, 2007). Designs on L.A. Los Angeles Times. Accessed December 2014.
  4. ^ N. Jayne Seward (March 26, 2010). A Parisian Afternoon at Lloyd Klein. California Apparel News.net. Archived June 21, 2010.[unreliable source?]
  5. ^ "Les Anges de la télé-réalité saison 3 : Quotidienne du 19 Octobre". melty.fr. 19 October 2011. Accessed January 2015.[unreliable source?]
  6. ^ Erin Weinger (March 2012). A Look That Could Save L.A. Fashion Archived 2013-09-21 at the Wayback Machine.. Palm Springs Life. Accessed January 2015.
  7. ^ Danielle Directo-Meston (August 29, 2013). LA's Lloyd Klein Collabs with Retro Specs Line Ivory+Mason. Racked LA. Accessed January 2015.
  8. ^ WENN (10 September 2009). "Cole Returns To Stage After Kidney Transplant". contactmusic.com. Accessed January 2015.
  9. ^ "paulafan.net".[unreliable source?]
  10. ^ Celeb Fashion Hit or Miss? – Tara Reid. People.com.
  11. ^ "Lloyd Klein | Ali On The Go".
  12. ^ Elegance Above All | A conversation with Lloyd Klein. Renata and Jonathan blog.[unreliable source?]
  13. ^ "Monica & Brandy “It All Belongs To Me” Video Fashion Round-Up". Reality TV Fashion & Style | Basketball Wives, Real Housewives of Atlanta, Love & Hip Hop, Being Mary Jane, & More.[unreliable source?]
  14. ^ "Look By Look: The Complete Fashion Breakdown Of Nicki Minaj's New Video 'Your Love'". Style.
  15. ^ "USATODAY.com - Designer Lloyd Klein injured in car wreck".