Calvin Klein is bringing it with another strong underwear campaign; first the Moonlight cast and now an ad directed by Sofia Coppola starring Kirsten Dunst, Lauren Hutton, Rashida Jones, Nathalie Love and newcomers Laura Harrier, Maya Thurman-Hawke and Chase Sui Wonders.
Celebrating women from the ages of 18-73 is a good look even if some of these models fall into the nepotism camp that we have come to expect from this industry of late. And really it is often more the who you know that springboards a career. Not everyone can be a Kate Moss discovered on an airplane.
The grainy black and white style is a mix of Coppola’s dreamy aesthetic and the imagery we most associate with CK campaigns of the past. I can also pick out at least four different sets that I will be adding to my underwear wishlist. I’ve never owned any Calvin underwear – the nearest I have is men’s pajama pants – as I was never that bothered about waistbands with brands emblazoned on them, but it looks like this will be changing soon.
Watch the ad below.
And because I’m in the mood for more Dunst and Coppola here is the new The Beguiled trailer, which also looks great.
And because Kirsten Dunst is very good at Instagram and all three of these looks are great.
Her hashtag game is always strong.
“Out of the Box” is serving up an almost all Elle Women in Hollywood rundown with a bonus fantasy casting prospect courtesy of the GQ Gentlemen’s ball. There’s a shift into fall threads and a whole lot simple designs with a twist sticking with a blue/black/white color palette. Oh and the event was in association with Calvin Klein, this is pretty much what most attendees are wearing.
Lizzy Caplan’s color block big collar number is like the Calvin Klein sporty twist on this Louis Vuitton outfit Michelle Williams wore to the Cabaret opening night. The zip details give it a playful edge and it’s a super cute dress.
Wearing a Calvin Klein LBD with a difference thanks to the addition of a metallic bib is Ashley Madekwe and this is another stunning simple look with a slight edge.
More dramatic zip detail and an even more dramatic neckline, which looks like the fanciest serviette; Kerry Washington is totally pulling off a dress that might be too much for others. The dash of blue eye makeup doesn’t delve into matchy matchy territory and I love her oxblood nail color next to navy of the dress.
So we’ve had a LBD with a twist and now here’s just a simple and effective LBD from Tina Fey.
And another very simple outfit from one of the cover stars of the Women in Hollywood issue of Elle and Brie Larson hits one of my sweet spots for a fancy(ish) pants event as I’m a sucker for the menswear influence (owning a really good lady tux is the dream). The only thing that doesn’t quite work is going full monochromatic with the Louboutin pumps (which are a slightly different shade of white).
I would make a #TrueDetectiveSeason2 gag here if one of them wasn’t probably/definitely been cast, but if someone could cast ‘Grizzly McBeardy’ Andrew Garfield, this dashing and well tailored Joshua Jackson and a very Riggins looking Taylor Kitsch in something then I would be thrilled. Make this happen casting people. Oh and maybe trim Andrew Garfield’s beard down just a smidge (okay a few inches). For now we have this excellent image thanks to the GQ Gentlemen’s Ball.