654 MADISON AVENUE
The first in a continuing series of vintage offerings for the Madison Avenue store. Designed by masters of the medium, chosen for their form as a complement to Raf Simons’ vision for CALVIN KLEIN.
Vintage Quilt Collection
CALVIN KLEIN is pleased to present a series of vintage quilts, hand-selected from across the country exclusively for the brand’s Madison Avenue flagship. Emblematic of both American heritage and a homespun, handcrafted ethos of days gone by, these one-of-a-kind pieces range in origin, dating from the 19th to early 20th centuries. Some arrestingly graphic, others intricately wrought, these heirloom objects are entrenched in America’s visual vocabulary, and synonymous in many ways with Chief Creative Officer Raf Simons’ vision for CALVIN KLEIN. At Simons’ debut for Fall 2017, vintage quilts lined oversized, utilitarian parkas, or became panel detailing on classic Wall Street topcoats; most recently they were seen on the Spring 2018 CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC runway, tucked under models’ arms.
rose cabat feelie collection
Known as one of the grand dames of ceramic art, in 1956 New York-born Rose Cabat, along with her husband Erni, began to develop the lustrous satin glazes used on her signature form: rounded pieces with pinched tops that she would later dub “Feelies.” A series of small vessels, they were designed to fit into one's hand, usually standing between two and eight inches high. Intimate in quality and organic in their form, the narrow-necked shapes are characterized by their jewel-toned glazes, with a uniquely tactile, velvety finish, and silhouettes reminiscent of onions, figs or cucumbers. CALVIN KLEIN presents a curated collection of Rose Cabat Feelie vessels, selected exclusively for the Madison Avenue store.
vintage murano vase collection
A collection of fourteen glass vases available at the reimagined Madison Avenue flagship store. The vintage glass vases from the famed city of Murano, Italy, were hand selected by Raf Simons exclusively for the store. Created by artists including Flavio Poli and Antonio Da Ros during the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s, glassware made during this time represents a unique marriage of masterful craftsmanship and elegant form. Inspired by artists like Henry Moore and first introduced at the Venice Biennale, this unique collection captures a historic moment within design.