John Varvatos (born in Detroit, Michigan) is an American contemporary menswear fashion designer. He grew up in the metro Detroit suburb of Allen Park, a downriver community situated south of the city of Detroit. He attended Allen Park High School.
The name Varvatos is of Greek origin from the island of Kefalonia.
He received his greatest design education on the floors at Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein, where he learned the roots of American style. He was responsible for the launch of Klein’s men’s collection and, after returning to Ralph Lauren in 1995, started up the highly lucrative Polo Jeans Company.
For those who are new to him, John Varvatos not only in Men Fashion, but also in skin care and fragrance, he launched a men's fragrance named John Varvatos in 2000. In Spring 2005, he also launched John Varvatos Skin, his line of skin care products for men. John Varvatos Skin products, along with John Varvatos fragrances, are made at Shiseido's US facilities and distributed by Shiseido subsidiary Beauté Prestige International.
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