The Men of 'Moonlight' Star in the New Calvin Klein Underwear Campaign

The Men of 'Moonlight' Star in the New Calvin Klein Underwear Campaign

Raf Simons continues to prove he's on the forefront of fashion and culture with latest ad campaign.

Raf Simons continues to prove he's on the forefront of fashion and culture with latest ad campaign.

Text: Ian David Monroe

Following its historic victory as the first LGBTQ film to win Best Picture at the Oscars, Moonlight is having another moment in the spotlight with the new Calvin Klein Underwear ads.

It's no secret that recently appointed creative director Raf Simons is fond of the film and its cast; they sat front row at his inaugural show for the brand. Simons also outfitted the entire cast for the Oscars, including Naomie Harris's stunning custom white sequined dress, making her the first to appear on the red carpet in the designer's Calvin Klein by Appointment.

The stark black-and-white images, photographed by Willy Vanderperre, see only the men of Moonlight: Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes, Alex Hibbert, and Mahershala Ali, who became the first Muslim to win an Oscar (for Best Supporting Actor) ever.

In one particularly striking image, Sanders lays across a couch conjuring images of a '90s Calvin Klein campaign with Kate Moss in similar repose on a couch. Here, Simons makes it clear that he is well versed in the brand's history, but progressively shaping its future.

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