Popularity rank in the U.S.: #182
Calvin Klein's clean, spare lines, sexy jeans and multiple high-end licensing deals made the minimalist designer one of the richest and most well-known names in fashion. He wasn't afraid to court controversy, and his arresting ad campaigns caused plenty of controversy — and sold boatloads of beautiful clothes. Calvin comes from the French surname Chauvin, which referred to someone "chauve," or "bald." Maybe you could just think of it as pared-down, unfussy, simple and elegant — like Calvin Klein's good-looking designs.