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Calvin Klein and Opening Ceremony Release Retro Kate Moss Tees for a Great Cause

Opening Ceremony has collaborated with Calvin Klein on tees featuring a David Sims image of Kate Moss from 1993.

Opening Ceremony has collaborated with Calvin Klein on tees featuring a David Sims image of Kate Moss from 1993; Image: Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony and Calvin Klein (and, indirectly, Kate Moss) are supporting AIDS research in #theircalvins. Yesterday the newest offering from the two brands’ ongoing collaboration (past releases include versions of the Modern Cotton bralette and boy shorts embroidered with an OC label) debuted on the Opening Ceremony website. The capsule collection features four crewneck tees — two black, two white — screen-printed with images from the David Sims-lensed 1993 Calvin Klein Underwear campaign.

“These images might as well have been shot today, they’re so fresh,” Leon told The New York Times, adding that the 90s resurgence had little to do with his and fellow creative director Carol Lim’s choice of subject matter: “Calvin Klein had a specific point of view that was innovative. I don’t think that we like being nostalgic or bringing things back for the sake of trends. It’s about moments that have been ingrained in us.”

At the time, the provocative images of a black-and-white Kate fidgeting in her bralette and briefs and posing cross-legged in a cami and strappy undies caused a stir akin to Harley Weir’s up-the-skirt shot. Today, the iconic shots will help benefit the AIDS-dedicated foundation amfAR. All profits from the sales of the $85 tops will go directly to the charity. What better excuse to shop the limited-edition tees now?