calvin klein just secured access to totally unseen warhol artworks

With Raf Simons at the helm, Calvin Klein have inked a major deal with the Andy Warhol foundation.

by Isabelle Hellyer
29 November 2017, 4:25am

Andy Warhol prints at Calvin Klein spring/summer 18, courtesy Calvin Klein.

Calvin Klein Inc has announced a huge partnership deal with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, which will see the lifestyle brand granted access to Warhol's sprawling archives until 2020.

We can expect to see plenty more Warhol works popping up in Raf Simons' CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC collections, as they did in spring/summer 18, with classic Warhol pieces screen printed over denim and all-American tank tops.

"I’ve come to realise that Warhol’s genius goes much deeper than cheerful Campbell’s Soup paintings,” Raf Simons mused in a press release. “He captured all sides of the American experience, including sometimes its darker sides. Warhol’s art tells more truths about this country than you can find almost anywhere else."

In the 1970s, Warhol grew close to the new guard of designers flourishing in New York, including Calvin Klein himself — the pair famously partied together at Studio 54. To hear more from the design legend, press play on our i-Conic conversation with Mr. Klein.

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