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Topic: Calvin Klein

Why Legendary Fashion Photographer Mario Testino Is Embracing Digital Media

Clio winner on memorable ads and building his brand

Specs Current gig Fashion photographer, philanthropist and founder of creative agency MarioTestino+ Instagram @mariotestino Age 61 What does winning a Clio lifetime achievement award mean to you? It means a lot to win a…

Stephen Colbert, Kelly Ripa and Other TV Stars Recall Their Most Memorable Commercials

From Super Bowl spots to local hair salon ads

Many of fall TV's biggest stars have one thing in common: They appeared in commercials early (and sometimes, not-so-early) in their career as they tried to break into Hollywood. Earlier…

Frank Ocean's Calvin Klein Ads Only Deepen Mystery Around the Enigmatic Singer

Is the guy writing a novel now?

Frank Ocean. Singer, songwriter, magazine editor, underwear model. And now, perhaps, novelist. While fans lose their minds over whether the mysterious R&B singer's long-anticipated second album might, possibly, just maybe be released…

Despite Backlash, Calvin Klein Keeps Its Racy New Ads Online

Brand is staying silent and deleting nothing (nsfw)

Calvin Klein surely knew its new ad campaign would ruffle some feathers, which is probably why it's choosing to weather the storm of online outrage rather than back down on…

How 'The Americans' Chooses Its ‘80s Ads, Like Brooke Shields’ Iconic Calvin Klein Spot

Plus, the ones that didn’t make it into the FX drama

After spending four seasons making one of TV's best shows, The Americans showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields are pretty confident in their ability to determine what's best for the…

Q&A: Mark Wahlberg on His Journey From Hip Hop to Hollywood to Hamburgers

How the multi-talented star has learned to balance his brand

Mark Wahlberg took the advertising world by storm in 1992, thanks to his provocative, indelible Calvin Klein underwear campaign, which was shot by the late Herb Ritts. He's been surprising…

This L.A. Agency Has a Sharp Eye for Celebrity Branding ... and Icelandic Art

Media royalty founded TheAudience

In 2011, three Hollywood media veterans joined forces to start a social agency. Disney exec Oliver Luckett, WME’s Ari Emanuel (who served as inspiration for Ari Gold in HBO’s Entourage)…

A Brief History of How Times Square Got So Naked

Blame Naked Cowboy if you want, but advertising started it all

“Free your mind! Free your nipples!” yelled one woman. “I’m here to watch tits,” announced a man nearby. This was Sunday. The occasion: New York’s Topless Parade, a procession of about 300…

Here's the Steamy Video to Go With Calvin Klein's Sexting Billboards

Love, for a listless generation

Building on last week's digital-dating print campaign, Calvin Klein is taking its #mycalvins play for the Tinder and Grindr generation into the live-action realm. A new spot overlays sexts onto the…

Calvin Klein Embraces Sexting and Tinder in Racy Campaign About Digital Dating

'Conversation through provocation'

While every other brand has begun talking emoji, Calvin Klein is embracing a racier kind of virtual-speak—sexting—in its latest #mycalvins ad campaign. A handful of new ads from Mother New York,…

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