August 28 2014

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31 posts tagged "Calvin Klein Collection"

The Louis Vuitton Heist, Michelle’s Marilyn Monroe Transformation, And More…


Earlier this month, pieces from Marc Jacobs’ Spring ’12 collection were stolen in London. On Friday, a “gang of masked thieves” made off with £257,957 worth of Louis Vuitton merchandise from the Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. [Vogue U.K.]

The Americans for Marriage Equality campaign, “a public engagement effort spearheaded by the Human Rights Campaign to promote nationwide marriage rights for gays and lesbians,” kicks off tonight with a party at the Calvin Klein Collection store in New York. The likes of Julianne Moore, Uma Thurman, and Candace Bushnell are all expected to be in attendance at tonight’s event. [WWD]

At Michelle Williams’ invitation, photographer Brigitte Lacombe flew to London to document her stunning transformation into Marilyn Monroe for her role in My Week With Marilyn. Today, on, take a peek inside Williams’ dressing room as she gets into character. [Nowness]

Congratulations to model Maggie Rizer, who gave birth to a baby boy on Wednesday. Zander is Rizer and her husband Alex Mehran’s first child. [People]

In Milan, Calvin Looks Hot And Keeps Cool


The Calvin Klein man—at least as Italo Zucchelli, Calvin Klein Collection’s creative director, sees him—is a sporty hunk. No waifs on the Calvin catwalk. And few, either, at the lavish party the label threw at its European headquarters last night to celebrate the new collection. CK models, including former label face David Agbodji and upcoming campaign boy Dmitry T. (who also opened and closed the Spring show), mixed with Joe Jonas, Alessandro Dell’Acqua, Francesco Scognamiglio, and Francisco Costa. Agbodji and Dmitry had the night off, but a troupe of hulking dudes were on the clock: Entertainment was provided by a dozen CK-clad dancers, who swayed on balconies to the sounds of DJ Stretch Armstrong. Zucchelli himself paid homage to the archetypal Klein muscle boy, Mark Wahlberg, a picture of whom (from his nineties-era, Herb Ritts-shot Calvin underwear ads) was emblazoned on his T-shirt. Between the gogo boys and the company (like swimming champion Nicolò Ossola), you’d expect the temperature to be rising, but not here. The party was unnaturally cool—at least by Milan standards—thanks to the gusting AC. “It’s a piece of New York in Milan,” Zucchelli said with a laugh.

Photos: Courtesy of Calvin Klein

Sole Men


Ever since the Prada creeper brogue clomped its way down the runway way back in Spring ’11, the heavy-soled shoe has been the go-to for menswear editors and savvy shoppers. In Milan, the layered brogue-espadrille (brogue-adrille?) was still one of the shoes of choice among the showgoing class, and on the runways, lace-ups continued strong. At Burberry, Christopher Bailey showed crafty, thick-soled espadrilles, some with kiltie details. At her golf-inspired show, Mrs. Prada introduced kiltie shoes, too, in layers of ultra-bright color and gum soles. Italo Zucchelli of Calvin Klein did a typically futurist take on the style, with clear-plastic soled lace-ups, and today at Gucci, even the house that horsebit built was showing oxfords. So much for thinking light next summer. See you next fall, loafer?

Clockwise from top left, above: Prada; Burberry; Gucci; Calvin Klein Collection.

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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 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 Gets Some Air, Irina Takes Japan, Mandy’s Movie Night, And More…


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]