× Shop Archive About about contact jobs magazine advertising terms & conditions privacy policy Follow Instagram Facebook


Sharing defining moments of the Queer journey with Calvin Klein

Celebrating defining moments of the Queer journey, Calvin Klein’s latest #proudinmycalvins campaign is a movement made up of the transformative events in these eight individuals’ lives. Capturing the essence of these moments, six photographers and eight artists have come together to share their stories and experiences—united by their collective vision of the LGBTQIA+ future.

The first time that I gave myself permission to cruise. In that moment of connection, I felt a vitality. I felt free of doubt…excited for what was to come.” (2009)—Arca (she/her) shot by Gorka Postigo

The first time in my life that someone had seen me before I saw myself…It was another trans woman that said to me, ‘You belong in a skirt’. I realised at that moment that I could exist” (1990-something)—Honey Dijon (she/her) shot by Matt Lambert

My hand just crept down my thigh, waiting for it to brush up against him. It finally did. It was like electricity. My whole body was flashing colours. I knew there was no going back after that” (2010) — Isaac Cole Powell (he/him) shot by Ryan McGinley

When I was in catholic school…when I first shaved my head. My principle was like, ‘We need to watch her because she’s going to be wild.’ I felt like a badass.” (2010)—Raisa Flowers (she/her) shot by Ryan McGinley

Once you go to the docks, it meant you were kind of free. I had never kissed a guy until that moment. Heart pumping, like I could barely see my chest moving.” (2015)—Samuel de Saboia (he/him) shot by Vivi Bacco

“I started to realize that I was part of this tapestry of queer people that have made really powerful, moving work. When I realized that, everything made sense.” (2012)—King Princess (pronoun-fluid) shot by Collier Schorr

Get #yourcalvins here!