Moonlight actor Mareshala Ali in Calvn Klein
Photo courtesy of Calvin Klein

Several actors from the Academy Award-winning drama Moonlight sell you Calvin Klein’s new underwear collection. Mareshala Ali, Trevante Rhodes and two others appear in the designer’s Spring 2017 collection photos.

On Sunday’s Academy Awards 89th event, Moonlight was one of the big winners. At first, it was mistakenly announced by Bonnie and Clyde stars Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty, that the Best Picture victor was La La Land. But the error was corrected and the Oscar went to its rightful owner – Moonlight.

The drama tells the story of a young black boy growing up in a world of abuse, drugs and little perspective. In this rough reality, he has to deal with his blooming sexuality, that is considered taboo. Moonlight stars Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders, Andre Holland, Mareshala Ali, Janelle Monae, and Naomie Harris.

After the big wins on Sunday night, including one for Best Supporting actor for Mareshala Ali, Calvin Klein makes a surprise announcement of its Spring collection campaign. The promotional photos of the collection feature several actors from the drama: Mareshala Ali, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes and Alex Hibbert.

Pieter Mulier, the creative director for Calvin Klein explained the choice: “The performances of these actors in Moonlight affected us deeply and made big statements about masculinity in a different way.” The collection aims, through these four models, to redefine masculinity today. “It’s an acknowledgment of remarkable actors who are revealing something important of being a man today in what they do”, said chief creative officer Raf Simons.

Introducing the Spring ’17 Men’s Underwear Campaign. Actor Ashton Sanders wears the Cotton Stretch Boxer Brief.

Posted by Calvin Klein on 27 Februarie 2017

 

And yesterday, the company announced that Actors Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders and Trevante Rhodes wear Calvin Klein tuxedos for the 2017 Academy Awards.

Actors Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders and Trevante Rhodes wear Calvin Klein tuxedos for the 2017 Academy Awards. #Oscars

Posted by Calvin Klein on 26 Februarie 2017