UPDATE: Yesterday we caught a first glimpse of Christy Turlington's steamy Autumn Winter 2013 Underwear campaign for Calvin Klein and now all the images, shot by Mario Sorrenti on location in Vieques, Puerto Rico, are here. This was Christy's first Calvin Klein campaign with renowned photographer Sorrenti and it was inspired by the brand's signature provocative imagery and led by the Calvin Klein's in-house global marketing and advertising agency.
The campaign is set to feature in the international editions of major fashion titles in 20 countries as well as on advertising and billboards across the United States, Europe and Asia. So, what's the verdict on CT's return to the fashion house? Or have you gone into a state of shock at the sight of her Ah-mazing bod?
21 July 2013 - First look at Christy Turlington for Calvin Klein
Ever since it was revealed earlier this year that legendary supermodel Christy Turlington would be reprising her role as the body of Calvin Klein underwear we’ve been gagging to get a glimpse of the campaign. Now the first shot from the ads proves why Turlington’s 25-year relationship with the brand has gone the distance.
The model sizzles in a simple black bra and knickers set with matching black stilettos. Shot in Clavin Klein’s signature monochrome style, the campaign certainly lays to rest any arguments about whether Christy, aged 44, was the right woman to take over from 29-year-old Dutch model Lara Stone as the face of the brand.
Turlington described her Calvin Klein career as "one of the nicer associations I think I've had over the years" to Harpers Bazaar, but they’re not the only major fashion label to go after a slice of the model’s sex appeal. Last month Jasun Wu unveiled his Autumn Winter 2013 campaign in which he’s seen dining with a curly haired Christy, while the mum of two has also been snapped up to appear in Prada’s latest advertising, sporting slicked back tresses just like she does for Calvin Klein.
15 May 2013 - Christy Turlington returns to Calvin Klein
Sneak preview: Christy Turlington in Calvin Klein's Autumn Winter 2013 campaign
Think Calvin Klein, think those iconic black and white shots starring some of our favourite models - and one said supermodel is set to return to the fashion house, Ms Christy Turlington. News has just landed from CK HQ in New York that the superdupermodel will star in the women’s Autumn Winter 2013 campaign for Calvin Klein Underwear. Welcome back, CT!
Although Christy's a campaign veteran, this is the first time she's been shot for CK by fashion photographer Mario Sorrenti. The shoot took place on location in Vieques, Puerto Rico and is inspired by the brand’s signature intimate and provocative advertising.
So yes, folks, expect more sensual and saucy images featuring Christy's lithe limbs showcasing the must-have undies and get ready for a blast from the past because the campaign is set to highlight an assortment of the most iconic, must-have Calvin Klein Underwear essentials that have made the brand so beloved.
Christy Turlington for Calvin Klein in 1989 and 1995
Rewind a whooping twenty-six years when Christy first hit the Calvin Klein catwalk for the Autumn Winter show in 1987. The next year, in 1988, Irving Penn photographed the model for her first ever Calvin Klein Collection advertising campaign before she became the face of Calvin Klein’s timeless scent, Eternity, captured by Bruce Weber.
In fact, she struck a pose for an array of legendary photographers from Steven Meisel and Mario Testino to Peter Lindbergh and Jurgen Teller for many campaigns including (deep breath) the Calvin Klein Collection, Calvin Klein Underwear, Calvin Klein Jeans, and Calvin Klein Swimwear brands, Contradiction fragrance, as well as three additional Eternity fragrance campaigns.
Yup, Christy is the ultimate CK girl. See her greatest moments for the brand in the gallery below...