Calvin Klein Taps the Cast Of “Moonlight”


Fresh off the bat from their big win at the Oscars last night, the cast of Barry Jenkin’s coming-of-age indie movie Moonlight, have been revealed as the face of Calvin Klein Men’s Underwear. Actors Mahershala Ali, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes, and Alex Hibbert stripped down to their smalls for photographer Willy Vanderperre for the Spring 2017 ads, which were overseen by CK chief creative officer Raf Simons.

In a statement released today, Raf said he chose the four (who have shot to fame since the motion picture’s release), after acknowledging their “remarkable” talent as “actors who are revealing something important of being a man today in what they do.”

Calvin Klein’s creative director, Pieter Mulier added: “Since the beginning, Calvin Klein’s underwear imagery has always made big statements about masculinity; the performances of these actors in Moonlight affected us deeply and made big statements about masculinity in a different way. Somehow we wanted to bring the two together.”

The campaign marks the first time all four actors have been tapped by a fashion house.

Scroll through to see every image—and click here to read our full recap of last night’s Oscar Awards ceremony.


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