Hannah Golofski was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1921. She studied at 'Girls Commercial High School' and won herself a scholarship to the Traphagen School of Fashion. In 1936, at the age of 15, she started working as a sketcher on New York's 7th Avenue. She then changed her name to Anne Klein.
In 1939, she married her first husband Ben Klein and joined Varden Petites where she was responsible for the junior lines. Nine years later, she formed her own firm called Junior Sophisticates and made designs for young women. In 1968, she formed Anne Klein and Co in partnership with her second husband Matthew (Chip) Rubinstein.
For more than thirty years, Anne Klein has been synonymous with American Style. In 1968, she launched Anne Klein & Company and made her company an industrial leader overnight with her innovative strategy. Full of sophistication and confidence, Anne Klein shoes demonstrate a classic styling with a modern twist. Anne Klein defined the way American sportswear is worn and sold today. In 1968, she launched Anne Klein & Company with the specific goal of designing and marketing sportswear as coordinated separates. With its mix and match wardrobe of constructed jackets, pants and related pieces, Anne Klein's innovative strategy made her company an industry leader overnight.
Harpers said that Anne was "one of the few people who really understands what the American woman wants and has the sense of style to produce it."
She died in 1974 at the young age of 51. At the time of her death, Donna Karan and Louis Dell'Olio were working at her firm, and they took over the design side of her company. They also won several Coty awards while working at Anne Klein.
Each Anne Klein shoe tells a different story. The slingbacks are elegant and sophisticated. They are ideal for a very dressy occasion. The suede pumps will add a touch of grace to suits or skirts. The wedges add a ton of style to a casual outfit. The slides will add flair to casual dressy attire and they come in metallic versions. With all this to look forward to, enjoy browsing through Footnotesonline selection of Anne Klein shoes.