Calvin Klein’s New Label Is a Nostalgic Throwback

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Calvin Klein knows that it has a nostalgic spot in everyone’s heart and it is ready to tap into all of your fond memories with its latest launch. The brand’s new sub-label, called CALVIN KLEIN JEANS EST. 1978 drops today and draws on the brand’s legacy and celebrates the style of its distinctive early years — albeit remixed in chief creative officer Raf Simons’s signature eye-catching ways.

The collection, which includes shirts, tops, jackets, and bags mostly made of denim features one of the brand’s most memorable images from the ’80s: Brooke Shields kicking up a leg as shot by Richard Avedon. Prices start at $60 for a T-shirt and will top out around $700 for the outerwear. Look for a second drop to hit the site later in the summer featuring Americana-themed prints including a waving flag and an old barn.

This is the third launch since Simons joined Calvin Klein two years ago. It’s in good company with the runway collection, Calvin Klein 205W39NYC as well as the lower-priced Calvin Klein Jeans line that offers Andy Warhol–printed T-shirts and jeans.

The first part of the collection can be purchased online beginning today and at select stores this weekend.

Scroll down to check out some of our favorites below.

Icon Narrow Leg Jeans
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Icon Narrow Leg Jeans
$330, Calvin Klein
Icon Printed Crewneck Sweatshirt
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Icon Printed Crewneck Sweatshirt
$175, Calvin Klein
Icon Trucker Jacket
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Icon Trucker Jacket
$350, Calvin Klein
Icon Denim Bucket Tote
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Icon Denim Bucket Tote
$250, Calvin Klein
Icon Padded Nylon Backpack
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Icon Padded Nylon Backpack
$200, Calvin Klein

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Calvin Klein’s New Label Is a Nostalgic Throwback