28 posts tagged "Calvin Klein Collection"
Francisco’s Picks: The Calvin Klein Creative Director’s Favorite Photos From Tomorrow’s Photographers For Friends Benefit Auction
Tomorrow night, Friends in Deed, a New York-based crisis center for those dealing with life-threatening illnesses and their caregivers, holds its annual benefit auction, Photographers for Friends. Photos by modern masters such as Diane Arbus, Patrick Demarchelier, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Nan Goldin, and Robert Mapplethorpe will go on the block to support the center’s programs.
Among the offerings? A nearly life-sized Gisele, for one. Gilles Bensimon’s 4′ by 5-1/3′ shot of the Brazilian supermodel is one of the favorites of photography collector (and, of course, Calvin Klein Collection creative director) Francisco Costa, who shared his top picks from the offerings exclusively with Style.com. Classics like Louise Dahl-Wolfe’s Mary Sykes with Postcards, Puerto Rico, 1938 and Arbus’ Transvestite After Her Birthday Party, NYC from 1969, as well as more contemporary prints, like Three Drowning Ladies (below) by David Needleman (a former assistant of Steven Meisel’s), which Costa calls “brilliant,” and Gary Schneider’s Carly’s Legs from 2006 (“this one is really great,” bottom) also impressed the designer. And the late, great Elizabeth Taylor—in a shot from the set of Suddenly Last Summer in 1959 (below)—caught Costa’s eye, too.
And about Gisele, what is there to say that hasn’t been said already? Costa summed it up nicely: “Amazing.” Continue Reading “Francisco’s Picks: The Calvin Klein Creative Director’s Favorite Photos From Tomorrow’s Photographers For Friends Benefit Auction” »
Lara Stone’s world domination continues—and her latest medium is TV. She’ll appear alongside Tyson Ballou in the new Calvin Klein Collection TV spots, which hit the airwaves during the Golden Globes’ red-carpet coverage and play throughout the show. Curious? Get a sneak peek, below. [Fashionologie]
Speaking of world-conquering models, Irina Lazareanu’s collection, Irina L., is launching at last this month—in Japan. Somehow, we don’t think that this minor detail will stop Irina fanatics from getting their hands on it. [Racked]
Rock stars: the new curators? Dance-pop headliners Scissor Sisters have added a new feather to their collective cap: Together with London’s Alison Jacques Gallery, they’ve curated a show of work by Robert Mapplethorpe, a photo of whose graced SS’ most recent album. [Hint Mag]
And fellow multi-talent Mandy Coon—lately named a winner of Ecco Domani’s Fashion Foundation grants—is trying her hand at curating, too, though of the cinematic variety: She’s organized the Fashion in Film-Designer Inspiration movie night series to screen sartorially relevant flicks. First up? Ingmar Bergman’s Persona. [T]
With January issues now in hand and February issues soon to arrive, it’s officially Spring ’11 ad season. And while we’ve brought you exclusive debuts from Michael Kors, Giorgio Armani, Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent, and Pringle of Scotland, we didn’t want to leave out any other worthy competitors either. Below, a roundup of some recent strong showings, from Lindsey Wixson for Alexander McQueen to Leighton Meester for Missoni (above, left to right). Continue Reading “The Campaigns Keep Coming” »
Berlin fashion week is now in full swing, and Calvin Klein threw a fashion show and epic party to celebrate the occasion. (A few Teutons can be forgiven for being distracted by the Germany/Spain World Cup game, which the brand screened at the fête.) As you’d expect, plenty of house favorites, like newly signed face of Calvin Klein Underwear, Zoe Saldana, and Diane Kruger, who wore Calvin Klein Collection to the Met ball this year, were on hand. The dress code? All Calvin, of course. Saldana wore a pale green cutout CKC dress with the platform, contrast-heel pumps Francisco Costa showed for Resort. Kruger, on the other hand, went even more classic-Calvin minimal in a sleeveless white mini-shift and towering, lug-soled platform sandals. So who wore it best? Do you like Zoe’s edgier, of-the-moment look, or do you prefer Diane’s pared-down, old-school chic?