Posts Tagged ‘Lupita Nyong’o’

LUPITA & SAOIRSE REPRESENT CALVIN KLEIN WOMEN!

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Calvin Klein, Inc. and Calvin Klein Fragrances, a division of Coty Inc., today revealed the worldwide print advertising campaign for the new fragrance CALVIN KLEIN WOMEN, the first Calvin Klein fragrance to be developed under the vision of Chief Creative Officer, Raf Simons.  The campaign, directed by artist, Anne Collier, features award-winning actresses, Lupita Nyong’o and Saoirse Ronan, both universally recognized for their unique talent, creativity, intelligence and strength of character.

The campaign champions iconic women and celebrates heroines of contemporary culture. Lupita and Saoirse are featured in a pair of striking and direct portraits, positioned next to chosen figures from the past who have inspired them – Eartha Kitt, Katharine Hepburn, Sissy Spacek, and Nina Simone — icons of femininity who have shaped their identities, as creatives, and as women.  “With this fragrance, we wanted to put the concept of plurality center stage. The campaign is an exploration of femininity – a group of women bonded by a common thread; the desire to have the power to create their own identity, and to support and lead the way for those that come after them.” said Raf Simons, Chief Creative Officer, Calvin Klein. “CALVIN KLEIN WOMEN is inspired by the transmission of strength and inspiration from one woman to the next; by plurality combined with individuality; freedom of expression; and the notion that the collective is as vital as the individual.”

Lupita and Saoirse will also be featured in the CALVIN KLEIN WOMEN television campaign, directed by Anne Collier in New York City, and debuting worldwide later this summer.

THE NEW PIRELLI CALENDAR!

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

Photograph by Tim Walker, Courtesy of Pirelli

The the early 1960s, the annual publication of the Pirelli Calendar, a trade publication for the tire manufacturer, has been known for is sultry portraits of celebrities, models, and actresses.  Shot by A-list photographers ranging from Helmut Newton, Patrick Demarchelier, and Karl Lagerfeld, to Annie Leibovitz, Inez & Vinoohd, and Peter Lindbergh it has rarely detoured from its signature subjects, only embracing a new breed of subjects (the over-40, the accomplished, and the zaftig) during the past few years.  The 2018 45th edition may be the publication’s most exciting to date; under the direction of photographer, Tim Walker, it will feature an all-black cast portraying characters from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, styled by Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue, Edward Enninful.

Stars include, model Duckie Toth (Alice), personality RuPaul (The Queen of Hearts), actor Djimon Hounsou (The King of Hearts), model Thando Hopa (The Princess of Hearts), record producer Sean “Diddy” Combs (The Royal Beheader), model/actress Naomi Campbell (The Royal Beheader), activist Jaha Dukurek (Wonderland Princess), model Adut Akech (The Queen of Diamonds), model Slick Woods (The Mad Hatter), actress Sasha Lane (The Mad March Hare), actress Lupita Nyong’o (The Dormouse), television host Whoopi Goldberg (The Royal Duchess), and singer Zoe Bedeaux (The Caterpillar).  “Alice has been told so many times,” Tim Walker said, “and I think I wanted to go back to the genesis of the imagination behind Lewis Carroll so that you could tell it from the very beginning again. I wanted to find a different and original angle.”

Photograph by Tim Walker, Courtesy of Pirelli

 

VF: THE HOLLYWOOD ISSUE!

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Vanity Fair released a preview of its 2017 Hollywood Issue.  The two-page cover stars Natalie Portman, Amy Adams, Lupita N’yongo, Emma Stone, Ruth Negga, Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning, Dakota Johnson, Greta Gerwig, Aja Naomi King, and Janelle Monáe.  Collectively, this group of stellar Hollywood actresses has received twelve Academy Award nominations and two wins, thus far!  The stunning pictorial, shot by Annie Leibovitz, hits newsstands in New York and Los Angeles on Thursday, February 2, and nationally on Tuesday, February 7.