The only thing getting in between the world and their Calvins this fall is the delectable Dutch girl, Lara Stone. Perhaps timed to Monday night's annual awards-a-thon for the Council of Fashion Designers of America, with Lara arriving arm-in-arm with Calvin Klein creative director Francisco Costa, word hit the wires the gap-toothed supermodel is back at the house after a two year break, as the new face and bod of Calvin Klein Collection, ck Calvin Klein and Calvin Klein Jeans.
Francisco had told Andy and me of the shoot last month over the most delicious dinner at Barbuto in New York (where we were all pretty thrilled to catch a pink polo shirt-clad chef Jonathan Waxman in the kitchen).
Between bites of of lamb, Francisco talked of the crazy fast weekend this spring of shooting it all.
Lens duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot, Francisco and Lara hit MILK Studios in Hollywood to do the black and white campaign. Boy models Eric Anderson, AJ, Grayson Vaughan and Simon Ellisdon also appear in several images.
For the jeans campaign, Fabien Baron shot Lara, along with Oleg Antosik, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Christopher Michaut and Chinese model, Yin, in a former industrial factory in San Pedro. Lara replaces Eva Mendes in the Calvin Klein jeans campaign, and admittedly we'll miss those sultry images of the Cuban beauty. But Lara's look is undeniably a perfect match for the house built on pared-down cool.
"You can't take your eyes off her," Francisco told us, and we totally agree.
Much has been made about Lara's "curvy" figure because she is no rail. Nor would we file her under zaftig. But the house that popularized the waif ideal with its '90s campaign that launched Kate Moss, once again considers the beauty paragon with this latest incarnation of what is modern now.
Photos: Top, Courtesy Calvin Klein
Below, Credit Steve Eichner
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