Why the A-list will always love Calvin Klein

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  • 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.

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