Calvin Klein puts ‘Jaws’ T-shirts on the runway
NEW YORK: The show began when a wall-size screen surrounding the audience lit up with the brilliant blue of the ocean and the silhouette of a lone skinny-dipper cutting through the water. And then, that unmistakable soundtrack: Duh, Dum. Duh, Dum.
The theme from “Jaws” ricocheted from wall-to-wall as the first models marched around a room at Calvin Klein corporate offices paved with blood-red carpet.
The 1975 thriller was a cultural phenomenon, ostensibly about shark attacks in a New England resort town but at heart a engrossingly humane film about unknowable threats, fear and community rituals. It was the first big-tent summer movie, a well-crafted piece of popcorn entertainment. Shark!
Designer Raf Simons took “Jaws” as his inspiration for the spring 2019 Calvin Klein 205W39NYC collection. There trousers inspired by scuba suits, jump- suits that actually looked like they’d be at home on a surfboard, dresses with bodices that folded down around the torso, abstract prints that resembled rocks or coral viewed through rippling water.
And there were old-fashioned fan T-shirts with the image of an openmouthed great white shark, its teeth bared.
It was a collection inspired by the tension between man and nature, by sport and by America’s greatest export: vivid, old-fashioned story-telling that has become a kind of global language. Can fashion speak as broadly?
Simons has offered his customers coats lined with heirloom-style quilting and filmy prairie dresses. Now that most every other runway feels larded with ruffly “Little House on the Prairie” floral-print frocks, Simons has moved on to dresses that have a similarly feminine sensibility.– Washington Post
Models marched down a red-carpeted runway against a glittering video seascape backdrop – all bobbing yachts, sun bouncing off gentle waves and a swimmer coming into view.