America could use a fresh set of eyes. Thankfully the power of vision has not left Raf Simons. As the chief creative officer at Calvin Klein, Simons has a mandate that encompasses the entirety of the American fashion house, if not the nation itself. The newly released Spring 2018 Calvin Klein 205W39NYC advertising campaign takes head on the twin facets America: horror and aspiration. This duality is realized in a cinematic idiom by photographer Willy Vanderperre, who turned his lens on a weathered barn in , standing freely in all its haunting potentiality. “[American horror and the mythic American dream] are both a part of life,” says Simons in a released statement. “This collection is a celebration of that: a celebration of American life.” And what life! Look closely and Leila Goldkuhl (pictured) is unmissable in the center of the portrait, sitting aloft a wooden frame inside the hulking timbered structure. Leila wears a look from the collection, which was first shown on the runway last September. Wangy (also pictured) too features in this campaign. The ongoing collaboration between Calvin Klein and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts continues for this collection and campaign. With this campaign out of the way, Simons can turn his attention to the rest of America, if only.

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Credits include: Client, Calvin Klein; Campaign, 205W39NYC Spring 2018; Creative design, Raf Simons; Creative direction, Pieter Mulier; Photography, Willy Vanderperre; Styling, Olivier Rizzo; Hair, Anthony Turner; Makeup, Lynsey Alexander; Casting, Ashley Brokaw.

Leila Goldkuhl for Calvin Klein 205W39NYC Spring 2018 (Photography: Willy Vanderperre)

Leila Goldkuhl for Calvin Klein 205W39NYC Spring 2018 (Photography: Willy Vanderperre)

Wangy for Calvin Klein 205W39NYC Spring 2018 (Photography: Willy Vanderperre)

Wangy for Calvin Klein 205W39NYC Spring 2018 (Photography: Willy Vanderperre)