Calvin Klein is set to speak about his career highs and celebrity clients in a public outing.

The legendary designer - who rarely makes public speeches - will talk to IMG Fashion Week consultant Fern Mallis about his childhood in New York City borough, The Bronx, as well as his earliest collections and Mark Wahlberg, who was once the company's chief underwear model.

The 68-year-old American - whose legacy lives on in the industry through his Calvin Klein label, which he launched in 1968 - is set to chat with the former head of IMG Fashion Week in New York City at 8pm on Monday (17.10.11).

Last year, Calvin - who has leant his name to perfumes, jewellery and watches, as well as clothing - insisted he doesn't miss trying to keep up with the fast-paced fashion industry because he thinks trends are "meaningless".

He said: "You know, since I'm no longer involved in The Fashion business, I'm so happy to not pay attention to trends because they are meaningless anyway. They are over fast. As soon as you see them, as soon as you see people wearing them, they are over. That's it. As soon as you see it on someone, forget it."