Wednesday 28 September 2016

Model Klara Kristin defends NSFW upskirt photograph of her underwear in new Calvin Klein campaign

Published 14/05/2016 | 17:00

Klara Kristin in Calvin Klein's SS16 campaign shot by Harvey Weir
Klara Kristin in Calvin Klein's SS16 campaign shot by Harvey Weir

Calvin Klein is going in a controversial direction with their latest campaign.

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In addition to Kendall Jenner and Justin Bieber posing in the brand's social media centric #MyCalvins imagery, the shot causing the most offence is that of Danish actress and model Klara Kristin.

Or rather, the upskirt shot of her underwear for their 'Erotica' campaign.

Calvin Klein has been largely criticised for the shots, with some accusing it of being predatory, Kristin said she was people were just "scared of the female human body."

"All this discussion about it makes me think about how alienated and scared some people are to the female human body … Be and love yourself and your sexuality,” she wrote on Instagram.

Headlines from around the world expressed shock at the style of photography, including USA Today's 'Calvin Klein uses crotch shot in new ad and it's uncomfortable' and the New York Post's 'Calvin Klein is marketing to perverts'.

She might look like a teenager, but Klara is 23 and is best known for her role in Love, a 3-D movie about sex.

The campaign was photographed by Harley Weir.

Laid-back with actor @abbeylee in the Spring 2016 advertising campaign. Photographed by @harleyweir. #mycalvins

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