Confederacy, the chic LA boutique has forged an exciting collaboration with Calvin Klein - and Clueless! fans get excited, Cher's infamous little white dress is being reincarnated. The partnership came about after owners Ilaria Urbinati and Danny Masterson became friends with Francisco Costa, with Urbinati unable to hide her adoration for the Calvin Klein brand.
"It was love at first sight," she recalls of the meeting, "I sort of geeked/fan-ed out on him and went into a spazzy explanation of how my formative-years love of Calvin was partly based on the little white Calvin mini dress Alicia Silverstone wears in Clueless! I renacted the scene for him (you know, "Cher, what are you wearing?" "A dress!" "Says who?" "Calvin Klein!" "Well, go put something over it!" "Duh, I was just going to!" and then she comes out with the clear trench). So of course I said, Francisco, you need to remake that dress."
After Urbinati's enthusiasm and a few watches of the said scene on YouTube, Costa was persuaded and the legendary dress remade, with the original pattern obtained from the warehouse in Italy. To the delight of the LA label, Confederacy are the first to carry the limited-edition dress, which will be available for $915 in-store and at shopconfederacy.com alongside the rest of the Calvin Klein Collection.
Knocking an oiled up Eva Mendes from her position as Calvin Klein model, newly-wed Lara Stone is set to become the face of all three of the CK brands - making it the first time the brand has had one face across the board. Stone will front the fall campaigns for Calvin Klein Collection, ck Calvin Klein and Calvin Klein Jeans, and will remain exclusive to the brand, as it will be the only apparel label she will be modelling in ads and runway shows for.
The move marks a change in the Calvin Klein brand, as the label is known for making waif-like supermodels such as Kate Moss and Natalia Vodianova famous. "I conceived my fall 2010 collection with a self-aware and assured woman in mind", CK's creative director Francisco Costa told WWD. "For me, Lara was the perfect choice for the new campaign because she is a woman who epitomises confidence and sensuality".
Ever fancied yourself as the next Mark Wahlberg, Jamie Dornan or Freddie Ljungberg? Today could be your big chance - Calvin Klein underwear have recently announced that their next UK in-store male model casting event will be taking place today, between 12pm and 5pm, at their Calvin Klein Jeans store on Regents Street, London. The prestigious panel of judges is said to include their current underwear muse - actor and model - Jamie Dornan, executives from renowned Select Model Management and key members of the media industry.