SYDNEY, Dec 17, 2008 / FW/ — There has always been a potent link between art and fashion and Calvin Klein added to its strength tonight as it celebrated its Spring 2009 offering with the work of acclaimed Australian Aboriginal light artist Jonathan Jones as backdrop.
Known for his articulation of lights, Jonathan Jones transformed the former convict prison and shipyard at Cockatoo Island into a futuristic industrial space. With more than 40 models positioned throughout the light installation, the line between fashion and art was blurred the Spring 2009 offering of ck Calvin Klein apparel, eyewear, watches & jewelry, Calvin Klein Jeans apparel and accessories, and Calvin Klein Underwear became the subject of the tableau.
Hosted by actress Abbie Cornish who wore a petal silk charmeuse peplum V- neck dress from Calvin Klein Resort 2009 collection and black satin T-strap platform sandals for the evening, hundreds of guests were welcomed at this special event.
Together with actor Ryan Phillipe who wore a black two button notch lapel suit and a black classic dress shirt and Kevin Carrigan, the Creative Director of ck Calvin Klein and Calvin Klein Jeans, the trio greeted Gail Elliott, artist Jonathan Jones, Jason Dundas, Tom Williams, Kylie Spears, Jules Lund, Vogue Australia’s Editor in Chief Kirstie Clements, Harper’s Bazaar U.S.A.’s Brana Wolf, as well as Calvin Klein, Inc.’s President & CEO, Tom Murry, and Executive Vice President of Global Communications, Malcolm Carfrae as they arrived.
Other notables in attendance included Lara Bingle, Kate Waterhouse, Luke Ricketson, Alexandra Agostin O’Connor, Anneleise Shubert, Ruby Rose, Elise Taylor, Gracie Otto, Terry Biviano, Katrina Warren, David Bush, Donna Hay, Siimon Reynolds, Brendon Julian, Nash Egerton, Marie Claire Australia’s Publisher & Editor in Chief, Jackie Frank; Harper’s Bazaar Australia’s Jamie Huckbody, and Vogue Living Australia’s David Clark, among others.
Photos by Getty Images, courtesy of Calvin Klein