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Raf Simons Invokes ‘Jaws,’ ‘The Graduate’ & Equally Cinematic Footwear for Calvin Klein’s Spring 2019 Show

Raf Simons continues to prove he can pull in the movie stars for his Calvin Klein shows — and this season, he again brought the movies onto the runway.
Last season, he referenced the 1995 film “Safe” with Julianne Moore (and had movie theater popcorn covering the runway). The season before that, he called to mind horror movies like “Carrie,” “American Psycho” and Hitchcock films with rubber coats and sheer nightgowns.

A “Jaws” t-shirt, scuba motifs and slick heels at Calvin Klein’s spring ’19 show.


For spring ’19, the designer went even more mainstream, cinematically speaking, referencing “Jaws” and “The Graduate.”
With the former, Simons showed T-shirts depicting the film, along with scuba-inspired separates like foldover skirts and catsuits. He also showed a series of slick footwear, like striped pumps and clear latex-looking rubber boots, which also felt like an update on his rubber coats and gloves from spring ’18.

Rubber boots at Calvin Klein spring ’19.


Striped scuba-inspired pumps.


“At the beach there is this incredible idea of beauty, but also a tension — between land and ocean, a feeling of two worlds meeting, maybe colliding. There’s a sense of the unexpected — and always, a temptation. For me, ‘Jaws’ perfectly exemplifies these notions,”

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