A Calvin Klein ad has been removed from a store’s window after customers complained that the photo sexualizes children. Customers at House of Fraser in the United Kingdom has responded to concerns that the young model — wearing a black bra and tugging at one strap — was too youthful-looking to be posing in such a suggestive way.
Calvin Klein’s new creative team couldn’t have planned it better if they’d tried. Hot off Mahershala Ali’s Best Supporting Actor Oscar win for Moonlight — and even more notably, Moonlight’s surprise Best Picture win after La La Land was mistakenly announced as the victor — a new underwear ad emerged on Monday morning featuring the film’s stars: Ali, Alex Hibbert, Trevante Rhodes, and Ashton Sanders. Calvin Klein dressed Hibbert, Rhodes, and Sanders for the Academy Awards (Ali wore Zegna), and the New York Times’ Vanessa Friedman pointed out on Twitter that a number of the actors attended the all-American brand’s runway show earlier this month.
Hollywood stars usually break out glamorous floor-length gowns for awards ceremonies, and the 89th Annual Academy Awards has been no exception. Stunning bejeweled frocks and head-turning chiffon creations have been spotted on the red carpet thus far. The Moonlight actress wore a white Calvin Klein By Appointment look, which was designed by the label’s new chief creative officer, Raf Simons.
What a NYFW! Political messages, Planned Parenthood support, fights raging at a fashion party! Yet in between all of that, there was a lot of amazing fashion! We said bon voyage to homegrown designers like Proenza Schouler and welcomed Raf Simons for Calvin Klein Collection with wide-open arms. And let’s not forget about Yeezy!
See our favorites and many others, from baroque-style platform heels to cherry-and-checkered cowboy boots to heels detailed with colorful foam (yes, really).
Models walk the runway wearing Tommy Hilfiger Women’s Fall 2016 during New York Fashion Week on Feb. 15, 2016. This year, Tommy Hilfiger will show his collection in Los Angeles, not New York. On Feb. 1, designer Raf Simons, whose impressive résumé boasts stints as creative head at Jil Sander, Christian Dior, and now Calvin Klein, showcased his namesake line in New York for the first time, during Men’s Fashion Week.
Raf Simons, the fashion industry’s designer crush, just showed his men’s collection in NYFW: Men’s, and it was a love letter to his new home town, New York City. The Belgian designer’s much-anticipated move to NYC, for his new job as chief creative officer at Calvin Klein, has been buzzed about for months
Old-school Kate Moss is back, on an $85 T-shirt raising funds for amfAR. She was the epitome of “heroin chic” back in the 1990s.
After months of speculation, it was announced today that the designer Raf Simons is the new creative director at Calvin Klein. What will the talented European bring to an iconic American brand?
Back in 2014 Myla Dalbesio made headlines for being chosen as Calvin Klein’s first plus-sized model. Fast forward two years and Coronation Street actress, Catherine Tyldesley has re-ignited the same debate. Posting two images of Myla, alongside the slogan “Calvin Klein’s first plus-size model,” the soap star accused the brand of encouraging eating disorders and body confidence issues.
Calvin Klein’s latest ad features a picture looking up the skirt of 23-year-old Danish actress Klara Kristin with the slogan: I flash in #mycalvins.
“A peek up actress Klara Kristin’s skirt to glimpse her CK panties is not kiddie porn – it’s sexy and sex sells,” Mr Davis told FOX News. Can Someone Explain Why Kendall Is Posing With A Grapefruit In These Calvin Ads?
The British actress and Goodwill ambassador donned a Calvin Klein ensemble, which included an off-the-shoulder monochrome top, trousers and a huge skirt, and made her sartorial prowess known. At first it wasn’t clear how her look tied in with this year’s theme - Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology - but once we discovered how her outfit was made, it made perfect sense. Watson didn’t do a Claire Danes and lace her dress with lights that made the entire ensemble glow in the dark, instead she donned a trouser suit made entirely out of plastic bottles - because she’s all eco-friendly like that. Her black and white look was in fact the result of a collaboration between Calvin Klein and Livia Firth (actor Colin Firth’s wife), who’s an environmental activist and founder of Eco Age Ltd. A photo posted by Eco-Age (@ecoage) on May 2, 2016 at 4:31pm PDT The end result shows that it is entirely possible, with the technology available, to create high-end fashion out of recycled goods (seriously, who knew plastic bottles could look so chic?) - and suggests that more designers should consider following suit. “We loved working with the team at Calvin Klein to create a look that is truly a perfect marriage of ethics and aesthetics,” a rep for Eco Age said on Instagram of Watson’s Met Gala dress.
A few weeks ago I went on a quest: I wanted a ‘90s-looking Calvin Klein logo sweatshirt because I’m a grown woman and I do what I want. But more specifically, unlike my tween self in the 1990s (see: CK’s logo heyday) I now have a job, know how to actually budget, and I don’t buy clothes so that so-and-so will invite me to have lunch with the cool kids (though I would still probably RSVP yes). I wanted a Calvin Klein logo sweatshirt because I wanted to wear one. You know: just like everybody else.
Flaunting their washboard abs (Bieber) and peachy derrieres (Jenner), it’s definitely one attention-grabbing campaign, but has left us feeling a little sh*t. A peroxide-blond Bieber posted a statuesque snapshot of him flaunting his junk in a just a snug pair of black boxers, with his numerous tattoos on display.
Have you ever looked at your parents and thought, “Oh I’d love to give mom or dad a makeover?” Well that’s just what happened on this episode of FabLife when Elisa approached us with a style quandary. She shared that her 51-year-old mother, Jackie, was not dressing in a way that matched her vivacious personality. Her lackluster style even cost her key roles at her local theater because she would tend to be cast as a much older woman.
If you’re photographer Kelly Klein, a former fashion exec and the ex-wife of Calvin Klein, you spend three years combing your archives and revisiting every memory and shoot as if it happened yesterday. “I’ve done many coffee table books, photography books, and I have never done one with my photographs mainly because I didn’t really know how to do it,” says Klein, who, as an author and editor, has published tomes on singular subjects of interest including Pools, Horse, and Cross. Photographs by Kelly Klein, her latest work, is a lot more personal, and peels back the curtain of her worldly travels and experiences with some of the biggest names in fashion, business, and celebrity. “I started with a lot of fashion photographs and most of them were outtakes.
If you’re a fashion and pop culture junkie, or a cinematic daydreamer who often relates real life experiences to those witnessed on film, you’ll love this dreamy new tome by fashion industry icon Hal Rubenstein. The Looks of Love: 50 Moments in Fashion That Inspired Romance, is like VH1′s Pop Up Video in book form, providing little known details and the author’s first hand insights behind everything from Courtney Love’s initial wardrobe choices (she handmade all of those baby doll dresses, btw) to Dior’s elaborate haute couture shows in Paris to how to replicate that iconic gray off-the-shoulder sweatshirt worn by Jennifer Beale in Flashdance. “I don’t think the idea was never not with me,” Rubenstein tells Yahoo Style upon explaining the impetus behind the book. “I have always been fascinated by how powerfully certain pop-cultural images insinuate themselves into our emotional behavior.” Enlisting pals such as Calvin Klein, Debra Messing, John Galliano, and Michael Kors to chime into the conversation, Rubenstein offers a enlightening and gossipy read, a touchstone for anyone who lived through these moments (or wishes that they had). As for his favorite moments? “I won’t ever forget the hysteria of John Galliano freaking everyone out at Versailles with his Amazonian warrior collection for Dior inspired by The Matrix,” he says. “I had the pleasure of introducing my friend Versace to South Beach.
Fashion has been casually hooking up with online dating apps for a while now, but with Diesel’s foray into Tinder, the relationship’s been made official. Another features a redheaded woman with bedhead wearing a comfy sweater that’s “girlfriend material.” Both illustrate that Diesel’s in on the joke — while also poking fun at it — drawing a connection to the young demographic that views dating apps in this same accepting-slash-mocking attitude. According to Andreas Neophytou, creative director at Spring, the agency Diesel hired, the strategy came from the belief that honesty’s the new form of brave. We are a fashion brand and we can do fashion, but we can also laugh at fashion at the same time.” It’s this that seems to set Diesel apart from its competitors who are simply paying premium rates to appear on the pages of Vogue. Neophytou believes that Diesel’s “got the ability to say so much more than other brands, and I think that allows them to be in these other places, it allows them to have a point of view on different things.” A Calvin Klein ad depicting a threesome and some casual sexting.
Photo: Miranda Kerr went where no woman’s dared go before—inside Carrie Bradshaw’s closet circa season four. Here’s a refresher: Carrie begged Aidan for a second shot, she got it, he proposed, she said yes, and moved the ring from her finger to her neck before eventually giving it back to the handsome furniture designer and saying, “Sorry, I can’t Maui you.” Along the way, she wore a parade of seriously wacky outfits. Costume designer Patricia Field went max eccentric in the fourth season of the show.
The ’90s vibe is alive and well in fashion and we were happy to see Calvin Klein’s Francisco Costa put his own spin on things earlier today at Spring Studios. Unlike in years past, this Calvin woman was not the perfect minimalist.
While the fashion crowd flocks to New York to flaunt their best fall looks for the start of the Spring 2016 women’s collection, other fabulous types were making a splash all over the world. Elizabeth Olsen, Mary-Kate and Ashley’s little sister arrived to the premiere of Ruth and Alex at the 41st Deauville American Film Festival looking angelic in a white short sleeve gown from Calvin Klein Collection. Natalie Portman embraced her inner goddess in a flesh-tone lace one-shoulder Lanvin gown while attending the premiere of A Tale Of Love And Darkness at the 2015 Toronto Film Festival. From Victoria Beckham’s showing off her perfectly toned bod in her own label’s LBD to Irina Shayk’s white Versace power suit, here’s a look at this week’s best dressed.
Justin Bieber & Kendall Jenner Have Boosted CK’s Sales What might have looked like a shameless play for millennials—Justin Bieber’s enhanced muscles, Kendall Jenner’s flirty pout—has totally worked. WWD reports that Emanuel Chirico, chairman and chief executive officer of Calvin Klein parent PVH Corp., said on a conference call this week, “the bleeding has stopped.” Calvin Klein lost 50% of its market share over the past five years, but over the last year, they’ve experience double digit boosts, thanks to a refocusing on denim—“We are in the early stages of a turnaround in the jeans business. We have significantly improved the quality level of our jeans line with better fabrics, trends and packaging.”—and a major play for younger consumers. Kendall Jenner is the face of Calvin Klein Jeans.