More Andy Warhol is coming Calvin Klein's way

Ever since the first partnership with Raf Simons, we know that this is a match made in heaven.
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Remember the first time we saw the first Calvin Klein campaign by Raf Simons featuring Andy Warhol art?

From the moment we laid eyes on it, we know that this is a match made in heaven.

As that partnership is going to last through to year 2020 as Calvin Klein announced its exciting new partnership with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

For the first time ever, the foundation is granting the American fashion brand unlimited access to the complete archive of the Pope of Pop, Andy Warhol.

Anything from Warhol’s iconic celebrity portraits to his controversial screen-prints will soon make their appearance across the Calvin Klein universe — unpublished rarities included!

The news should come as no surprise. After all, we did get a taste of the collaboration back in September at NYFW Spring 2018 shows?.

Remember those airy nightgowns stamped with monochromatic prints from Warhol’s Death and Disaster Series, or the tank tops emblazoned with the artist’s portraits of Sandra Brant and Dennis Hopper?

It’s no secret that Raf Simons himself is an ardent admirer of the Pop Art master.

For his first Calvin Klein campaign, models posed in the label’s signature underwear and jeans while pondering the works of famous American artists, including Warhol.

The Belgian designer also cites the artist as an influence when exploring the American identity that lies at the heart of Calvin Klein.

“I’ve come to realize that Warhol’s genius goes much deeper than cheerful Campbell’s Soup paintings. He captured all sides of the American experience, including sometimes its darker sides. Warhol’s art tells more truths about this country than you can find almost anywhere else.” 

Raf is not the only one who feels that way about Andy. In the 1970s, Calvin Klein himself had befriended Andy out of their shared vision of a new American essence. 

Now, thanks to Raf, the relationship between two of New York's creative pioneers has been renewed with the new collaboration.



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