We knew we’d be seeing a lot more of the “Moonlight” actors after the film won Best Picture at the Oscars, but we didn’t expect to see this much!
On Monday morning, Calvin Klein Underwear unveiled a new ad campaign that featured the men of “Moonlight” modelling in only their skivvies. Oscar winner Mahershala Ali and his co-stars Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders and Trevante Rhodes look like naturals as they flash their muscular physiques while wearing only their Calvins.
“It’s an acknowledgement of remarkable actors who are revealing something important of being a man today in what they do,” Raf Simons, Chief Creative Officer of Calvin Klein, said of having the actors participate in the fashion campaign.
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.
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.
“Since the beginning, Calvin Klein’s underwear imagery has always made big statements about masculinity; the performances of these actors in Moonlight affected us deeply and made big statements about masculinity in a different way,” Pieter Mulier, Creative Director of Calvin Klein, agreed. “Somehow we wanted to bring the two together.’
“Moonlight” took home three Oscars on Sunday night, including Best Supporting Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay, and made headlines when the film won Best Picture, but “La La Land” was accidentally first declared the winner. Here’s everything we know about the epic snafu:
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