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Grace Coddington makes a welcome return to modelling in Calvin Klein’s eclectic Fall 2016 campaign
Credit: Tyron Lebon courtesy of Calvin Klein

Until this afternoon, Marc Jacobs was the indisputable casting king for the Autumn/Winter 2016 campaign season, having assembled a cast that includes Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Marilyn Manson, Sissy Spacek and Susan Sarandon alongside Cara Delevigne and Kendall Jenner.

Today, however, a new contender for the title has emerged in Calvin Klein, whose collective Fall 2016 global advertising campaign brings together dozens of disparate cultural icons from fields as diverse as fashion and film, art and culture, sport and the street. The result is nothing short of spectacular, all things considered and relative to its nature as an advertising campaign.

Of course, tried and tested favourites like Kate Moss, newly-minted brand ambassador Margot Robbie and old mate Bella Hadid can be found posing alongside Anna Ewers, Zoë Kravitz and Grace Coddington, who makes a welcome return to her roots at 75-years-old. But what of the 29 other faces, fresh and otherwise, that make up this motley crew? 

Herewith, six fresh faces for you to discover in #yourcalvins.

Lola Kirke

You’ll no doubt know her sister Jemima from her scene-stealing turn on HBO’s Girls, but it’s Lola promises to be the Kirke most likely destined for silver screen stardom. Kirke’s breakout performance came courtesy of Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig’s ambling indie Mistress America (she also had a brief role in Gone Girl) but it looks to be her role opposite Tom Cruise and Domhnall Gleeson in the thriller Mena (due 2017) that promises to deliver the 25-year-old to her largest audiences yet.

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Credit: Tyron Lebon courtesy of Calvin Klein
Antoine Olivier-Pilon
Fans of precocious French Québécois filmmaker Xavier Dolan will no doubt recognise Antoine Olivier-Pilon from his heart-wrenching performance as the volatile Steve in the former’s Cannes Jury Prize winning film, Mommy. Just 17-years-old at the time, the French-Canadian actor delivered an incendiary performance that tore apart screens and hearts in equal measure. Two years later, his appearance in this campaign is a surefire sign of approval that there are even bigger things to come.

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Credit: Tyron Lebon courtesy of Calvin Klein
Kacy Hill
We’ve already flagged Kacy Hill as the one to watch in 2016. Signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label and with her fantastic first EP Bloo under her belt, Hill will make her debut appearance on our shores for Splendour in The Grass later this month where she’ll bring her ethereal brand of synth-pop to the stage where her mentor once reigned. 

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Credit: Tyron Lebon courtesy of Calvin Klein
Cuba Tornado Scott
“Not a model” is exactly how Cuba Tornado Scott describes herself, but judging by the strength of her Calvin campaign, I can’t help but beg to differ. As the granddaughter of auteur Ridley Scott, Cuba is no stranger to the camera having landed her own cover of Dasha Zhukova’s art-fashion biannual Garage earlier this year on which she effortlessly replicated the steely chic of her grandfather’s cult classic Blade Runner.

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Credit: Tyron Lebon courtesy of Calvin Klein
Aomi Muyock
You’d be hard pressed to rival the debut Aomi Muyock made last year in Gaspar Noé’s immersive and highly divisive erotic drama Love, where the Swiss model was thrown headfirst (no pun intended) into explicit 3D sex scenes that dissolved the boundaries between what was real and what, if anything, was simulated. Her presence in a Calvin campaign then is child’s play by comparison. 

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Credit: Tyron Lebon courtesy of Calvin Klein
Frank Ocean
Kidding, obviously. Though you’d hardly recognise him these days. Ocean’s long-awaited sophomore full-length album, Boys Don’t Cry, is slated for release in either July or November this year. Welcome back, Frank.

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Credit: Tyron Lebon courtesy of Calvin Klein
Tile and cover image: Tyron Lebon courtesy of Calvin Klein
 

thoughts?