Calvin Klein ads are known for their sex appeal and simplicity. They are most often black and white photos featuring famous models and celebrities wearing nothing more than Calvin Klein underwear or Calvin Klein jeans. Can the 2015 Kendall Jenner Calvin Klein thong ad rival the most iconic Calvin Klein ads of all-time? Only the crowd can say: vote up the best Calvin Klein ads below.
Calvin Klein ads became "a thing" when a 15-year-old model named Brooke Shields caused an uproar with her suggestive delivery of the now famous tagline in a 1981 TV spot, "You want to know what becomes between me and my Calvins? Nothing." The companion Brooke Shields Calvin Klein print ad also caused a stir - the actress wore a shirt held on by a single button, and of course, her Calvin Klein jeans.
Supermodels Christy Turlington and Kate Moss dominated Calvin Klein underwear ads in the '80s and '90s. Mark Walberg's Calvin Klein ad (hello abs!) proved Calvin Klein ads aren't all about hot women. Dimon Housou and Eva Mendes showed the world that Calvin Klein underwear looks great on black and brown skin tones too.
The brand tries to stay current, drafting popular, sexy stars from every decade, and it usually succeeds. The Justin Bieber Calvin ad, however, became a victim of Photoshop and Internet memes. One could argue that all the Justin Bieber parodies prove that the brand is still relevant, as that's what the cool kids are up to these days.
Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg is an American actor, producer, and former model and rapper. He was known as Marky Mark in his earlier years, becoming famous for his 1991 debut as frontman with the band Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. He later transitioned to acting, and is now known for his roles in films. Two important roles in the 1990s were the drama Boogie Nights and the satirical film Three Kings. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
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Eva Mendes is an American actress, model, singer and designer. She began acting in the late 1990s, and after a series of roles in B movies such as Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror and Urban Legends: Final Cut, she made a career changing appearance in Training Day. Since then she has co-starred in movies including 2 Fast 2 Furious, Ghost Rider, We Own the Night, Stuck on You, Hitch and The Other Guys. She has appeared in several music videos and sung with CeeLo Green. Mendes has been a model and ambassador of Cocio chocolate milk, Magnum ice cream, Revlon, Calvin Klein, Cartier, Thierry Mugler perfume, Reebok, Campari apéritif, Pantene shampoo, Morgan and Peek & Cloppenburg clothes. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States of America
Brooke Christa Shields is an American actress, model and former child star. Shields, initially a child model, gained critical acclaim for her leading role in Louis Malle's controversial film Pretty Baby. The role garnered Shields widespread notoriety, and she continued to model into her late teenage years and starred in several dramas in the 1980s, including The Blue Lagoon, and Franco Zeffirelli's Endless Love. In 1983, Shields abandoned her career as a model to attend Princeton University, where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in French literature. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America
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Natalia Mikhailovna Vodianova, nicknamed Supernova, is a Russian model, philanthropist and occasional film actress. She is well known for her rags to riches life story and for her eight-season, seven-figure contract with Calvin Klein. In 2012, she came in third on the Forbes top-earning models list, estimated to have earned $8.6 million in one year. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Nizhny Novgorod, Russia