Accomplished designer who worked with brands like Ralph Lauren before starting his own line.
He got into fashion almost immediately, interning and working for fashion companies before launching Jeffrey Banks Ltd at just 25.
He once claimed credit for Calvin Klein's logo garments, asserting that he came up with the design after he had the logo silkscreened onto a t-shirt.
He was born in Washington, D.C.
He worked -- and would later have many issues -- with successful designer Calvin Klein.