Calvin Klein Taps ‘Moonlight’ Cast for A New Ad

Ashton Sanders of Moonlight for Calvin Klein by Raf Simons, 2017
And we love it so much.

After winning the Academy Award for Best Picture (despite a convoluted series of events leading up to it!), Moonlight is finally getting the time in the spotlight that this evocative film about black, queer lives and toxic masculinity deserves.

The film's three leads, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes, and Alex Hibbert (who share the role of Chiron), took to the red carpet last night in coordinated Calvin Klein by Raf Simons suits.  This turned out to be a precursor to the release of a new CK Underwear campaign from the brand today starring Sanders, Rhodes, Hibbert, and their co-star Mahershala Ali, who also earned the award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film.

The striking black & white portraits are photgraphed by Willy Vanderperre and styled by Olivier Rizzo.  Commenting on the casting, Simons said in a release that "it's an acknowledgement of remarkable actors who are revealing something important of being a man today in what they do."  This new project is just the icing on the cake for the four talented actors this week, and as big fans of Moonlight here at Couturesque, we look forward to seeing their future endeavours whether on screen, or perhaps even in the front row...

Also - quick side note - does the CK logo font look different to you?  Raf's re-branding efforts are clearly rolling out quickly.


Main Images via Calvin Klein

Read more: Peep Raf Simon's debut runway show for Calvin Klein, then check out Helmut Lang's latest 90s inspired collaboration.

Tia Elisabeth Glista is the founding Editor in Chief of Couturesque Magazine.  She is also a textbook Taurus (ambitious, aesthetically-driven, very stubborn) who can at any given time be found listening to BANKS and looking at pictures of puppies.  Click here to follow her on Instagram. 

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