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Harley Weir Abbey Lee Kershaw for Calvin Klein SS16
Abbey Lee Kershaw for Calvin Klein SS16Photography Harley Weir

Abbey Lee Kershaw stars in erotic ad for Calvin Klein

Shot by Harley Weir, the brand’s SS16 campaign stays true to its sexually provocative roots

Calvin Klein has been a bastion of sexual provocation since its Brooke Shields days back in the 80s. Thirty-something years on, the brand is still at it. Its latest (SS16) campaign – photographed by Harley Weir, another one of fashion’s rule-breakers – features up-the-skirt shots, hands-in-pants pics and a very yonic-looking grapefruit.

The ad stars model-turned-actress and Dazed’s spring/summer 2016 cover girl Abbey Lee Kershaw, along with fellow actress Klara Kristin (who starred in Gaspar Noé’s Love), Kendall Jenner and Dutch model Saskia de Brauw.

Now 28, Kershaw has been modelling since she was 16 but is now turning her attention to acting and has secured a role in Nicolas Winding Refn’s forthcoming horror film Neon Demon. “I’d never thought about acting before really,” she says in her cover story. “As soon as we started shooting, I was like ‘Ah, this is exactly what I’m supposed to be doing. I was always envious of people who knew exactly where they were supposed to be in life, and really didn’t think that I was going to be that person. So I was overwhelmingly filled with joy.”

Despite focussing her energies on acting, she’s hasn’t given up on modelling – on top of her work for Calvin Klein, she’s recently starred in Kenzo’s SS16 campaign, shot by Ryan McGinley and Yves Saint Laurent’s Opium fragrance campaign, shot by Gregory Harris.

The launch of this campaign comes amid rumours that Raf Simons is taking over Calvin Klein as the brand’s new creative director. As yet, all the label has revealed is that “an announcement regarding the new creative vision will be made in due course.”