Millie Bobby Brown, Abbey Lee Dress Up for Raf Simons' First Move at Calvin Klein
The designer's new vision for the American fashion house is starting to appear.
On Sunday, one day after the Women's Marches took place all over the world, Calvin Klein quietly unveiled new campaign images of a bevy of strong, confident babes: Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown, The Neon Demon's Abbey Lee, musician/model Jamie Bochert, Australian model Julia Nobis and American model Natalie Westling.
The photos, posted on Instagram, were unveiled to tease Simons' first venture at the company: Calvin Klein by Appointment, a made-to-measure service in New York City that will offer handcrafted items starting April 1. "Calvin Klein is not only about iconic underwear and jeans — it's about so much more," said Simons, who was appointed chief creative officer of Calvin Klein last August. Simons' highly anticipated, debut ready-to-wear collection for CK will be unveiled during New York Fashion Week on Feb. 10.
CKBA is a collection of 14 distinct looks — based on the uniforms of a cheerleader, debutante, majorette — that is "very much about celebrating the American woman and American fashion," according to the Calvin Klein website. One image sees Lee clad in a American flag-print fringe skirt, while another shows a model in a velvet cheerleader-like uniform with a varsity letter strategically covering the bosom. The range is inspired by the decades, starting from the 1920s to the present.
Calvin Klein may be a red-carpet favorite, but that doesn't mean the new service is strictly for the stars. It's democratic, though no doubt pricey. As the website states: "No longer solely for celebrities, rather an open made-to-measure service."