Michael Jackson's only daughter, Paris, has reportedly inked a seven-figure spokesmodel deal with Calvin Klein, so get ready to see the eldest Jackson on a billboard near you.
Just us?) It's a hard act to follow — but never doubt the draw of a heritage American label and its ability to recruit some seriously impressive talents to make some magic.
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?
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.
Kate Moss Speaks (!) About That Calvin Klein Campaign, Johnny Depp & the Press Even the most diehard fashion fan has only heard Kate Moss’s voice a couple of times. There was that Vogue UK video from last year, a YouTube clip of Moss backstage with Christy Turlington. I don’t really want to open up myself to that kind of criticism.’” she told T in 2010. And yet today, just how, Showstudio.com just released a nearly ten minute conversation between Moss and photographer Nick Knight, with whom she’s worked for over 20 years, as part of Knight’s Subjective series. Moss wears her sunglasses throughout the grainy, black and white clip, while Knight asks her about the Calvin Klein ad for Obsession, his 1985 fragrance, that turned Moss from a model into an international superstar.
The 19-year-old is posing (alongside three Great Danes) for famed fashion photographer Steven Klein in V Magazine Issue 95.
Photo: @kendalljenner/Instagram Page Six is reporting that Kendall Jenner’s the new face of Calvin Klein, hot on the heels, um, abs, of Justin Bieber. In fact, they say the campaign was shot months ago and Calvin Klein is still deciding whether or not to run the campaign. We’ve reached out to the brand for confirmation, but the real question is, why would they sit on images of Jenner, arguably the world’s most famous model at this particular moment? After her debut season last year, she scored an Estee Lauder contract.
Lupita Nyong’o in her pearl-covered Calvin Klein gown at the Oscars. Photo: Who knows where the police were looking for Lupita Nyong’o’s Oscar dress after it was stolen from The London Hotel in West Hollywood two days ago, but we’re guessing it wasn’t the scene of the crime. The Los Angeles Times reports that an anonymous caller told the police they’d dropped the dress off at the hotel just 48 hours after it went missing. Since the 2015 Academy Awards on Sunday night, Nyong’o’s dress has been valued at everything from $150,000 to $10 million, so it’s not shocking that someone would try to make off with the custom-made dress (Calvin Klein declined to confirm any number when we reached out for comment.) It turns out, however, that the pearls aren’t so natural. “The caller took the dress to the garment district in downtown L.A. and discovered the pearls were fake,” said Nicole Nishida, spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Lupita Nyong’o wore a spectacular pearl-covered gown by Calvin Klein to the 2015 Academy Awards. Photo: Getty Images On the one hand, you want your dress to get a lot of attention at the Oscars . Those pictures last forever, and a great dress lands you on all the right lists and in all the right headlines. But it turns out there is such a thing as too much positive attention: you don’t want so much that someone sets out to steal it!