crafted with extra soft cotton modal stretch and an elasticized logo band. detailed with full rear coverage, a full cotton gusset and a back waist print from Andy Warhol's film, Kiss.
- cotton bikini
- wide elasticized logo waistband
- full rear coverage
- full cotton gusset
- kiss print on back
- seaming details
- Printed artwork: Andy Warhol, Kiss, 1963 ©/®/™ The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. ©2018 The Andy Warhol Museum
- machine wash
- 53% cotton 35% modal 12% elastane
As the latest installment in its unique and ongoing partnership with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, CALVIN KLEIN introduces a special capsule collection of Calvin Klein Underwear styles. Classic silhouettes in white cotton are printed with two evocative, black and white stills from Warhol's experimental 1963 film Kiss. A marriage of Pop Cultural icons—Warhol, architect of Pop Art as we know it, and Calvin Klein Underwear—the offering includes tank tops and t-shirts, a men's brief and boxer brief, and a women's bralette and bikini.
One of Warhol's earliest cinematic explorations, for Kiss the artist trained his camera in close-up on 12 couples kissing, for 3 1/2 minutes each. In part a response to Hollywood censors of the day, which forbade lips lingering in a kiss for more than three seconds, upon its release the work was considered especially provocative for its depiction of biracial and homosexual pairings. The movie featured a mix of countercultural luminaries and Warhol's self-styled Factory "superstars" including Gerard Malanga and Baby Jane Holzer.