Roland Klein was born in Rouen, France in 1938. He studied in Paris at the Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture from 1955 to 1957.
In 1960 he joined DIOR, and in 1962 moved to JEAN PATOU where he worked as assistant to Karl Lagerfeld.
Klein went to London in 1965 and joined the firm of Marcel Fenez, in 1973 he became managing director of this firm.
In 1979, he opened his own salon in Chelsea. He creates well-proportioned clothes along restrained lines. His clothes are available throughout the UK, USA, and Japan.
Known for his understated chic, Klein designed clothes for Diana, Princess of Wales, throughout her time in the public eye, including one of her favourite outfits, frequently seen at polo matches and informal occasions from 1981 to 1987 - a trompe l'oeil jumper decorated with rhinestones.