The stars of Moonlight are red hot right now! The film won ‘Best Picture’ at the Oscars, much to the excitement of the cast (and the embarrassment of La La Land). Now, the stars of the film are at the centre of a gorgeous Calvin Klein campaign.
The Calvin Klein campaign ‘Moonlight Project’ features Mahershala Ali, who won ‘Best Supporting Actor’ for his role in Moonlight. A quick side note; Ali is the first Muslim actor to win an Oscar! The campaign also features his co-stars Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders, and 12-year-old Alex Hibbert.
This is the first celebrity underwear campaign under Raf Simmons. Raf Simmons dressed the ‘Best Picture’ cast for the Oscars, so it’s no surprise that he has again chosen cast members for this shoot.
“It’s an acknowledgment of remarkable actors who are revealing something important of being a man today in what they do,” said Simons of the campaign.Moonlight, directed by Barry Jenkins, tells a coming-of-age story about a young black man growing up in a rough Miami neighbourhood and struggling to find his place in the world.
The photographer of the shoot, Willy Vanderperre, says that each shot that was taken and published is ‘standing as a character study in its own right.” Have a look at the brilliant shots below for an insight into the winning cast.
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.
Shine on: “It’s just like the attitude,” Alex says of his love of clothes, “the personality. Like, it can be like me―dark inside and bright outside.” ⠀ ―12 year-old talent on the rise Alex Hibbert, wearing the 100% Cotton Crew Neck T-Shirt. ⠀ ⠀ 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.