The most iconic red carpet moments from the legendary designer...
From the legendary sexy campaigns and signature slip dresses to the A-list devotees and their effortlessly impactful red carpet moments, Calvin Klein is a true fashion icon.
They’ve tapped everyone from Kate Moss to Kendall Jenner as the face of the brand and have provided us with over 40 years of show-stopping gowns.
The effortless column and shift dress is the brand’s DNA. Be it embellished or sublimely elegant and silky, a Calvin Klein red carpet moment is instantly recognisable.
In the catalogue of nineties Calvin Kleincoolness, it can be tough to pick favourites, especially given that the archives include some of Kate Moss’s best moments.
Fast forward a few years and who could forget a young Jennifer Lawrence, before her Dior commitment, showing up at the Oscars in a clingy red gown?
Whether the look was sleek and body conscious, or sparkly and dramatic, both the original CK and his protégé, Francisco Costa, know how to design a dress that guarantees to make an entrance.
From Emma Watson in 2010 and Scarlett Johansson in 2004, the thinly strapped, bias cut, mid-length slip is one of the most simplest yet striking red carpet looks that we all want to emulate time and time again.
Ever since the brand launched in a hotel in New York, it’s meteoric rise onto the pages of international fashion magazines and the multi-billion pound label it is today is down to these achingly cool collections.
And now, with news of itsCreative Directors Francisco Costa and Italo Zucchelli stepping down from the brand, a new era is being ushered in. For now though, we take a look at the stars and the dresses that have made the fashion icon what it is today?
The coolness of Kate Moss and the simplicity of Calvin Klein is a match made in sartorial heaven. This timeless CFDA Awards look is still one of our favourite Calvin Klein A-list moments.
For a timeless LBD, lok no further than 90s Calvin Klein.
For her dance with the designer himself, who else would Princess Diana choose?
Dresses aside, Calvin Klein cuts a mean trouser suit.
The midi length, just the right amount of sparkle and the understated styling – there’s nothing we don’t love about this untraditional Oscars look.
Elegant, simple and sexy – this black dress is Calvin Klein at its best.
Calvin Klein’s slip dress got a red carpet makeover at the 2006 Oscars. Thin straps, sheer detailing and floor-sweeping – this is how to do red carpet drama the Calvin Klein way.
Jesscia Alba’s understated elegance is the perfect complement to Calvin Klein’s strapless gowns. We love.
Though the cuts and silhouettes are modern and paired-back, Calvin Klein goes big on shine, fabrics and metallics.
Based in New York, just as it has been since the late 60s, Calvin Klein has mastered the art of the perfect cocktail dress.
But the label can do romance too. Forget the frills and opulent embellishment you see at other design houses, Calvin Klein does understated floor-sweeper like no other.
For the ‘Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy’ themed MET Ball, Calvin Klein added an aptly-dramatic train to its elegant strapless column dress.
The pleats, the satin, can Calvin Klein do no wrong? And Gwyneth Paltrow and her lithe silhouette is the perfect muse for the brand.
When it comes to A-list red carpet dressing, this is perfection. Who needs a thigh-high split or voluptuous ball gown when you have this slinky number?
With a nonchalant approach to glamour, it’s easy to see why it’s the go-to brand for the supers.
This luxed up take on the classic Calvin Klein slip is all kinds of amazing. And with Emma’s cropped hair and minimal styling, it doesn’t get much cooler.
Shimmering metallics and a thigh-high split have never looked so effortless. Gwyneth’s sleek, straight mane and understated accessories are just what this cool dress needs.
Allow us to introduce you to one of our all-time favourite J-Law looks. A sexy red columndress is all you need when you have this much red carpet sass.
All the core Calvin Klein dress ingredients are seen right here – long, sublime and figure-hugging. A true icon we never tire of.
Emily Blunt perfectly encapsulates the Calvin Klein spirit- a sexy dress with effortless make-up and bags of attitude.
With the coolness of a classic Calvin Klein dress and the drama of a MET Ball-worthy train, there is nothing we don’t love about this red carpet look.
The column dress is an essential part of Calvin Klein’s DNA which the brand continuously reinvents. And no-where is it more cool, modern and sexy as this MET Ball number.
From Kate Moss to the new model-of-the-moment, Kendall Jenner, Calvin Klein continues to be the go-to designer for the fash-pack’s best dressed IT girls.
From the 90s silk dresses right through to the present day sequin numbers, Calvin Klein never fails to amaze on the red carpet. And this Oscars number has to be one of our all-time faves.
This is the epitome of red carpet elegance, and perfectly highlights the unrivalled cut of a Clavin Klein red carpet dress. We love.