The Men of Moonlight Discuss Calvin Klein

Trevanté Rhodes, Ashton Sanders, Mahershala Ali, and Alex Hibbert open up about their work with Raf Simons; Bernard Arnault’s son enters the spotlight; and all the designers you should have an eye on.

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Arnault, Alexandre

The 24-year-old son of LVMH executive Bernard Arnault is making his corporate debut, heading up the conglomerate’s latest acquisition — Rimowa. Given his quick ascent — and given that he was his father’s choice of wingman when meeting president Donald J. Trump last month — could the young Arnault be the future of the company?

Designers to Watch, Young

Goddard, Molly: As a child, designer Molly Goddard loved visiting Dover Street Market. Now, she counts Rei Kawakubo among her supporters, as well as musicians Björk and Rihanna. It’s quite the ascent for a designer who flunked out of Central Saint Martins.

Brandon Maxwell: Though his eponymous brand is just two years old, he’s already found his greatest champion in Lady Gaga, for whom he also acts as fashion director. He has earned an avid fan base through designs that are “unapologetically non-conceptual,” focused on elegance and representation.

Preston, Heron: Kanye West design team alum, Virgil Abloh protégé, collaborator with the New York City Department of Sanitation. Heron Preston started out selling his wares in a pop-up on the notorious knockoff neighborhood Canal Street in New York; now, he’s showing in Paris.

Tron, Antonin: Antonin Tron, the designer behind ready-to-wear brand Atlein, was a self-professed “soft goth” as a child. Now, he’s at the helm of a Raf-, Demna-, Wang-, and Ghesquière-approved, ANDAM Award-winning label — and for Tron, that could just be the start.


Raf Simons, chief creative officer of Calvin Klein, is also a fan of the Best Picture winner. In turn, the film’s four stars, who appear in the Spring 2017 Calvin Klein campaign, seem like they’re also fans of Raf.

Opie, Catherine

Revisiting the subversive photographer’s 30-year career exploring subcultures and the most unexpected subjects.

Saint Laurent

Under fire for its most recent campaign, starring model Fernanda Oliveira. L’Autorité de Régulation Professionnelle de la Publicité, France’s regulatory board, has begun investigating what some critics have called “degrading” images.

New York Fashion Week street style gets an animated, technicolor, electrified upgrade: