Christy Turlington in Marie Claire 1997

28/10/2013

Christy Turlington in Great escape / Marie Claire US January 1997 (photography: Kelly Klein)
It was years ago when I first saw Calvin Klein collections. His designs spoke to me. That purity, those clean lines - so beautiful and unforgettable, they made an impact on my perception of fashion and style. I never knew much about his private life – the amount of information available in Russia back in the 1990s was very limited, but even if I'd heard the gossip and stories that surrounded his persona, it wouldn't change the way I saw this American designer…

One of a kind.

Christy Turlington in Great escape / Marie Claire US January 1997 (photography: Kelly Klein)
Christy Turlington in Great escape / Marie Claire US January 1997 (photography: Kelly Klein)
Leaning more about the man himself, as I collected materials for the fashion week dedicated to Calvin Klein, was a very interesting experience indeed. I didn’t expect to find out the facts that made the pages of newspapers and magazines. I’ve read stories where people couldn’t hide their bitterness towards Klein and interviews and reviews of pure love.

At the end, though, I decided to go with my gut feeling and show Calvin Klein the way I saw him.

For the true visionary is never flawless and it is the flaws that make him human.

Christy Turlington in Great escape / Marie Claire US January 1997 (photography: Kelly Klein)
Christy Turlington in Great escape / Marie Claire US January 1997 (photography: Kelly Klein)
I admire the man. And I adore, wholeheartedly adore, his passion for fashion and design, his love for perfection and eye for detail and colour. I also feel that, whilst it was good to hear the good and the bad, I understood Kleins motives, behaviour and decisions whatever they were and despite all the criticism he was often showered with.

After all who are we to judge?

Christy Turlington in Great escape / Marie Claire US January 1997 (photography: Kelly Klein)
Christy Turlington in Great escape / Marie Claire US January 1997 (photography: Kelly Klein)
Lets begin the Calvin Klein week with an editorial from Marie Claire that is, in a way, symbolic. It is created by two women who were a part of the designer's life – Kelly Klein, Calvin’s second wife at the time, as a photographer, and Christy Turlington, the face of Calvin Klein, as a model. More on them later and for now, enjoy the beautiful images…

Photo source: Christy Turlington in Great escape / Marie Claire US January 1997 (photography: Kelly Klein)

24 comments:

  1. Such a natural beuaty. She looks very much the same even now. Stunning blast from the past!

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  2. Loved this stunning blast from the past. She's such a natural beauty, still looks quite the same today.

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  3. It's amazing that you have such a strong feeling/opinion about a designer. Usually people quite superficially like or dislike a collection of one or another designer. That's it. You in turn showed the whole relationship, attitude towards C.Klein.

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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  4. Classic beauty and classic clothes, what a stunningly chic combination! Have an awesome week ahead!

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  5. I just love what you had to say about Calvin Klein Natalia. Do you know he's always been my favorite american designer? I never cared about the gossip or anything, which was plentiful when I was younger. Just that he made beautiful clothes unlike anyone else. When I was 16 my parents took me back east to look at colleges and he passed me on the escalator in Bloomingdales. He was so handsome (and tan) I thought I would pass out from the glamour. My best all time celeb sighting and I have seen many :) Love that you'll be writing about him all week!

    xo

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  6. Hi Natalia! I like the choice of this designer for the week since I also admire him a lot. For his work, creations and the beautiful sense of style, one of my ever fav. The editorial you chose is really symbolic for those reason you told, I honestly didnt know the first wife was a photographer. Christy Turlington is awesome, you see the style is still good for nowadays. Kisses dear! xo

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  7. She's gorgeous! I'm totally in love with these pictures!
    kisses)

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  8. How exciting, you are doing a whole week on one designer again. I can imagine a lot of work goes into doing a feature like that, but i have to say i always look forward to them.

    Have a lovely week.

    Red xx

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  9. Photos are beautiful! Very nice post :)

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  10. What a nice story and your post,dear Natalia!
    Your own deep research about Calvin Klein talent as a great fashion designer speeds me very much.
    Thank you for share it here via blogger:)
    I like Christy Turlington so much.... And this one editorial absolutely fabulous work!
    The last one image here is my favorite!
    Wishing you delightfully week ahead,dear friend:)))
    ***Violetta***

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  11. Priceless. Thanks for sharing the pictures =)

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  12. Really beautiful! Calvin Klein's designs are always very simple, yet make a statement. Love this.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  13. It is Mr. Klein's persona, as much as his designs, that have always made me feel a certain fascination for him. There is no doubt, no matter what has happened in his life outside the atelier, that he is truly a genius.
    xox,
    Cee

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  14. loving this vintage campaign! very effortless and pretty <3

    Letters To Juliet

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  15. Some designers do have controversial private lives but it doesn't necessarily influence or minimize their fashion talent. You make some great points about Calvin Klein.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  16. Amazing looks! So great:)

    http://theprintedsea.blogspot.de/

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  17. 90s editorials had this beautiful softness about them, i miss it!
    xx Corinne
    cateyesandthighhighs.blogspot.com

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  18. She has always been a favorite of mine. Just gorgeous!
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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  19. Awe... Christy Turlington was my favorite model back then! Great pics here you found!
    xx Easy Outfits, by Pip

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  20. This model is uniquely beautiful. The pictures are outstanding. I love when you share past editorials Natalia! Have a great day love!
    Love
    Coco et La vie en rose
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  21. I remember these photos, I even have one of them in an old scrapbook, how wonderful to see them again, thanks for that!

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