Mahershala Ali & Cast Of ‘Moonlight’ Go Shirless To Model For Calvin Klein Underwear
Mahershala Ali and the male cast of Moonlight have become models for Calvin Klein’s latest ad campaign.
MAHERSHALA ALI & MOONLIGHT CAST MODEL FOR CALVIN KLEIN
Ali, Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders, and Alex Hibbert are the stars of the campaign, which was orchestrated by the brand’s new creative director Raf Simons.
This is Simons second foray as creative director, with the black-and-white take on the classic underwear ads. He subtly hinted at the campaign at the Academy Awards, by dressing the entire cast in Calvin Klein as well. While the men wore CK’s classic suits, female star Naomie Harris dressed in one of the brand’s sequined white dresses.
This new campaign feels more sophisticated, and not solely because it features Oscar winners. Previous campaigns relied on celebrity status, using models such as Kendall Jenner or Bella Hadid, but these models are surrounded by contemporary art.
Take a look at some photos of the ads below.
Introducing the Spring ’17 Men’s Calvin Klein Underwear Campaign, photographed by Willy Vanderperre. ⠀ “I’m realizing I have to be careful what I put out there…because everything I’ve wished for is happening.” ⠀ —reflecting on his cast’s Best Picture win, the inimitable @ashtondsanders, pictured here wearing the Cotton Stretch Boxer Brief.
Resonant: “Even after the performance is over, I realize that you still have to service it. I’ll be in a coffee shop and someone will come up to me and just open a vein…telling me how this struck a nerve for them, what their experience was.” ⠀ —@MahershalaAli, the Academy Award winner for Best Supporting Actor, wearing the 100% Cotton Crew Neck T-Shirt and Cotton Stretch Trunk with Slim Cut Jeans. ⠀ The Spring ’17 Men’s Calvin Klein Underwear Campaign, photographed by Willy Vanderperre.
Shine on: “It’s just like the attitude,” Alex says of his love of clothes, “the personality. Like, it can be like me―dark inside and bright outside.” ⠀ ―12 year-old talent on the rise Alex Hibbert, wearing the 100% Cotton Crew Neck T-Shirt. ⠀ ⠀ The Spring ’17 Men’s Calvin Klein Underwear Campaign, photographed by Willy Vanderperre.
Star power: For nearly 20 years @MahershalaAli has toiled in television and film—or, as he put it, “working 16 years to be an overnight sensation.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ —Oscar winner Mahershala Ali, wearing the 100% Cotton Crew Neck T-Shirt. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Spring ’17 Men’s Calvin Klein Underwear Campaign, photographed by Willy Vanderperre.
Future so bright: “It’s only a shame that this isn’t a franchise. It would be so great to get everyone back together. I did have the idea that we do a prequel, though. It’d be called Sunlight.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ —The Academy Award-winning @mahershalaali on a prequel America could get behind, wearing the 100% Cotton Crew Neck T-Shirt. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Spring ’17 Men’s Calvin Klein Underwear Campaign, photographed by Willy Vanderperre.
The art of the cool: “I just met Raf and I almost fainted, man. Really. I’ve been a fan of his since I was in the 10th grade. He just looked me up and down, then he nodded, like, ‘I like your look.’ I almost passed out.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ —Fashion fan @ashtondsanders, here in the Cotton Stretch Boxer Brief. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Spring ’17 Men’s Calvin Klein Underwear campaign, photographed by Willy Vanderperre.
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