Nearly four decades after making a career-making appearance in a Calvin Klein Jeans campaign, actress and former model Brooke Shields is back to posing in her Calvins.
The 52-year-old star slips on a pair of Calvin Klein briefs, matching bra, and not much else, for another head-turning appearing in the iconic brand’s pieces.
As E! reports, Brooks will be partnering with the brand yet again this year for a project that remains under wraps. Calvin Klein’s return to their roots coincides with the company’s appointment of a new creative director, Raf Simons, who paid tribute to Shields’ successful campaign with his first collection.
In Social Life’s latest issue, she poses while opening up about revisiting her past. “Well the funny thing was… After the [Calvin Klein] show I went back to my house and looked through all my jeans, and I realized that I don’t own one pair of Calvins,” she told publisher Justin Mitchell.
After requesting a few pairs from the label, Shields was back in her classic Calvins, and soon, passing the baton over to her eldest daughter. “I sat on the floor going through the jeans . . . and yes, it was an emotional moment for me and I didn’t want anyone else to be in the room. I wanted to have my own experience,” she shared. “Don’t worry, I didn’t get on the floor and do the pose. If I had done that, I would have had to be sent away,’ she joked, ‘But I did look at myself in the mirror and I thought: Okay, okay, this is good . . . you look good.”
After re-acquainting herself with the jeans, a “full circle moment” came when she gifted a pair to her daughter Rowan. “And then a really cool thing happened. I got to give two pairs of the jeans to my daughter Rowan. She is 14 years old,” she continued. “That’s close to the age I was when I shot the ad. I didn’t say anything when I gave her the jeans, and we didn’t talk about it, but it was definitely a full-circle moment.”
Despite passing down a pair to Rowan, Shields refuses to let either of her two daughters step into the modelling world. “It’s a cutthroat and demoralizing business. Plus, they want you when they want you, and you have to be there for auditions and work, and my kids aren’t missing school,” she added.
Catch Shields’ complete spread in Social Life magazine’s latest issue, out now.