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  • Jake Gyllenhaal, face of fresh Calvin Klein fragrances, gets frank about Hollywood’s dirty secrets

    Jake Gyllenhaal, the new face of Calvin Klein Eternity fragrances, reflects on his earliest scent memories, being an honest storyteller, and championing equality in Hollywood and beyond.

  • Yeah, it's funny to sell $200 designer duct tape. It’s also wrong.

    Designer Raf Simons is now selling $200 duct tape that was featured on his Fall-Winter 2017 menswear runway. Here's why it's problematic.

  • Fashion Folks Were Wowed by Raf Simons in an Alley That Reeked of Fish

    Raf Simons staged his SS18 menswear show in the heart of New York City’s Chinatown — centered in a small alleyway that reeked of fish. Surprisingly, the pungent smell and unconventional venue choice didn’t deter A-listers like Julianne Moore, Jake Gyllenhaal, designer Marc Jacobs, or A$AP Rocky from standing outside during peak New York humidity to witness Simons’s show.

  • Naomie Harris Showed Off Her Legs and Broke All the Oscars Fashion Rules

    Hollywood stars usually break out glamorous floor-length gowns for awards ceremonies, and the 89th Annual Academy Awards has been no exception. Stunning bejeweled frocks and head-turning chiffon creations have been spotted on the red carpet thus far. The Moonlight actress wore a white Calvin Klein By Appointment look, which was designed by the label’s new chief creative officer, Raf Simons.

  • Raf Simons is Basically a Fashion God Now

    When the newly anointed head of Calvin Klein took the microphone at Friday night’s after party, a crush of fans pushed towards the stage, as if he were a Beatle. There was artist Casey Spooner asking for a photo. There was actress Kate Bosworth cheering from the back.

  • Brooke Shields’s Iconic Calvin Klein Ad Is Now a Jeans Tag

    Brooke Shields will be forever linked with Calvin Klein jeans. It’s been 35 years since a 15-year-old Brooke Shields famously claimed, “You want to know what comes between me and my Calvins? Calvin Klein‘s chief creative officer, Raf Simons’ included a nod to the supermodel in his ready-to-wear Fall/Winter 2017 collection, titled “Parade.” Shields was sitting front row at Friday’s show — with denim labels picturing the ad sewn onto jeans and a jacket.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker, and More Celebs Packed the Calvin Klein Front Row

    Raf Simons‘s highly anticipated debut collection for Calvin Klein was met with rave reviews — and a massive turnout. The hottest ticket at New York Fashion Week (and it’s only day 2!), was scored by notable Hollywood actresses and prominent members of the fashion community. Notably, Gwyneth Paltrow, who hasn’t been to fashion week in “yeeears,” according to her Instagram, sat next to Julianne Moore, with both lovely ladies looking gorgeous in neutral ensembles.

  • Raf Simons Brings Us Hope at Calvin Klein

    Fashion week comes like the seasons, every year, no matter what is happening in the world at large. In these times, many of us are probably trying to reconcile our love of fashion with the political climate. For some of us, fashion is an art, something more than just pomp and artifice, and can be an important reflection of an era.

  • A Super-Political David Bowie Song Opened the Calvin Klein Runway Show

    Models walk the runway on Friday at the Calvin Klein show during New York Fashion Week. There’s little that American politics has yet to permeate since the November presidential election, and the fashion world is no exception. By Day 2 of New York Fashion Week, the biggest runway show of the week was held, as Raf Simons debuted his first show as creative director of Calvin Klein.

  • Raf Simons Blends Art, Denim in New Calvin Klein Campaign

    The series of eight distinct advertising images was photographed by Willy Vanderperre.

  • Do People Still Care About New York Fashion Week?

    Models walk the runway wearing Tommy Hilfiger Women’s Fall 2016 during New York Fashion Week on Feb. 15, 2016. This year, Tommy Hilfiger will show his collection in Los Angeles, not New York. On Feb. 1, designer Raf Simons, whose impressive résumé boasts stints as creative head at Jil Sander, Christian Dior, and now Calvin Klein, showcased his namesake line in New York for the first time, during Men’s Fashion Week.

  • Calvin Klein Debuts New Logo

    Since taking on the position of creative director at Calvin Klein in August 2016, renowned designer Raf Simons has already made a considerable impact.

  • All of the Most Memorable Accessories from Men’s Fashion Week in New York

    Men’s Fashion Week is almost over, and if you’ve been keeping up with our best, most memorable men’s looks, we’re here to show you the best accessories that came down the runway. Whether it’s bejeweled necklaces, arm warmers, and actual logo tape at Raf Simons or face masks seen at Robert Geller, this fashion week is one to remember. Click ahead to see all of our favorite accessories from NYFW: Men’s, and check back as we continue to update the story on all of the latest pieces.

  • I ❤NY: Raf Simons Pays Homage to Big Apple in First Stateside Collection

    Raf Simons, the fashion industry’s designer crush, just showed his men’s collection in NYFW: Men’s, and it was a love letter to his new home town, New York City. The Belgian designer’s much-anticipated move to NYC, for his new job as chief creative officer at Calvin Klein, has been buzzed about for months

  • Millie Bobby Brown Helps Raf Simons Debut First Collection for Calvin Klein

    Raf Simons isn’t waiting for Fashion Week to put his first designs for Calvin Klein out. Today, the Belgian designers established a brand new line for the brand based off of the company’s longstanding atelier.

  • Calvin Klein to Show Women’s and Men’s Collections Together in New York

    The collection will be the first under chief creative officer Raf Simons.

  • Raf Simons, Meet Calvin Klein — What the Legendary Belgian Designer Means for the Future of CK

    After months of speculation, it was announced today that the designer Raf Simons is the new creative director at Calvin Klein. What will the talented European bring to an iconic American brand?

  • Is Designer Burnout Real? Alexander Wang Seems to Think So

    Alexander Wang leaving Balenciaga was just the beginning of the great migration: Shortly after, Raf Simons announced he would be leaving Dior and Hedi Slimane followed with his Saint Laurent departure. Simons and Slimane weren’t the only ones to follow suit.

  • Raf Simons Thinks Fashion's Obsession with Speed Is Strangling Creativity

    ​​"Everyone is paying attention to the wrong thing."

  • Dior’s New Face On the First Couture Show Post Raf Simons

    Camille Rowe at the Dior couture show in Paris on Monday. Photo: Getty Images