The Men of Moonlight

A revealing new campaign from Calvin Klein

Above: Ashton Sanders. Calvin Klein 2017. Photograph by Willy Vanderperre. Fashion Page / Home Page: Trevante Rhodes. Calvin Klein Spring 2017. Photography by Willy Vanderperre.

    BY: Michael Perris and Liz MacDonald

    Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Debuting the day after Moonlight took home the Oscar for Best Picture, Calvin Klein’s newest campaign shines a light on four of the movie’s brightest stars Mahershala Ali, Alex Hibbert, Trevante Rhodes and Ashton Sanders. The theme of the series is “Revelation”—as the label explains, it’s a celebration of “how radical an act it is to reveal oneself to another so candidly, so clearly, that it strikes a nerve. When so much out in the world would threaten us—bodily, psychologically, scaring us inside of ourselves to seek shelter within—merely showing oneself, unguarded, can be heroic.” And it can be pretty fun to look at, too, as you’ll see in photographer Willy Vanderperre’s Calvin Klein images, shown here above and below.

Ashton Sanders. Calvin Klein 2017. Photograph by Willy Vanderperre.
Ashton Sanders. Calvin Klein 2017. Photograph by Willy Vanderperre.

 

Trevante Rhodes. Calvin Klein Spring 2017. Photography by Willy Vanderperre.
Trevante Rhodes. Calvin Klein Spring 2017. Photography by Willy Vanderperre.

 

Trevante Rhodes. Calvin Klein Spring 2017. Photography by Willy Vanderperre.
Trevante Rhodes. Calvin Klein Spring 2017. Photography by Willy Vanderperre.

 

Mahershala Ali. Calvin Klein Spring 2017. Photography by Willy Vanderperre.
Mahershala Ali. Calvin Klein Spring 2017. Photography by Willy Vanderperre.

 

Mahershala Ali. Calvin Klein Spring 2017. Photography by Willy Vanderperre.
Mahershala Ali. Calvin Klein Spring 2017. Photography by Willy Vanderperre.

 

Mahershala Ali. Calvin Klein Spring 2017. Photography by Willy Vanderperre.
Mahershala Ali. Calvin Klein Spring 2017. Photography by Willy Vanderperre.

 

Mahershala Ali. Calvin Klein Spring 2017. Photography by Willy Vanderperre.
Mahershala Ali. Calvin Klein Spring 2017. Photography by Willy Vanderperre.

 

Alex Hibbert. Calvin Klein Spring 2017. Photography by Willy Vanderperre.
Alex Hibbert. Calvin Klein Spring 2017. Photography by Willy Vanderperre.

 

Alex Hibbert. Calvin Klein Spring 2017. Photography by Willy Vanderperre.
Alex Hibbert. Calvin Klein Spring 2017. Photography by Willy Vanderperre.