Calvin Klein 205W39NYC Has Opened a New Paris Flagship

Calvin Klein 205W39NYC Has Opened a New Paris Flagship

This is one of many collabs between Raf Simons and artist Sterling Ruby.

This is one of many collabs between Raf Simons and artist Sterling Ruby.

Text: Dominique Norman

Calvin Klein has opened a new brand headquarters in Paris in the wake of the success of their 205W39NYC brand. The multi-floor space was designed by artist and longtime collaborator, Sterling Ruby, who also designed the brand’s unique New York flagship store last July. Ruby said of the brand collaboration, “my design should be seen as a marker to celebrate the future of the brand… I wanted the store to glow from within, representing a new day for Calvin Klein."

The store will be used to present Chief Creative Officer Raf Simons’ women’s and men’s seasonal runway collections in Paris. Upon entering the store, guests are greeted with a monochromatic royal blue reception space and ushered into the main space with red and blue paint splattered walls and multi-colored fringed pom poms hanging from the original 1880’s architecture ceiling. The interactive nature of the space, as well as the use of bold aesthetics are emblematic of Ruby’s artistic approach, particularly with Calvin Klein.

The Paris store is located at 103 Rue de Grenelle in the city’s iconic 7th arrondissement, home to the Eiffel Tower and the Musée d'Orsay, in case you were planning a trip in the near future. The new addition to the global family will add to the Milan presence as well. Check out images from the new Paris flagship below.

Credits: images courtesy of Elizabeth Felicella/Calvin Klein 205W39NYC

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