controversial 1980 Calvin Klein jeans campaign shot and directed by By Nothing! It gives me such joy.”. Calvin Klein cast a teenaged Brooke Shields in his 1980 denim ad campaign that had the tag line Nothing Comes Between Me And My Calvins, catapulting her to mega stardom. What happened next? referred to Ms. Shields' in the ads as "Lolita-esque" and the She was so amazing on the one hand, but she was so broken.” Now, says Shields, whose mother died in 2012, she looks back and wonders: “Did I want it easier? pair of super tight, high-waisted jeans. was for the brand. I’m celebrating who I am now, not trying to get the body I had when I was 15," she said. Shields says, "It still feels like the perfect fit." Styling: Bobette Cohn, assisted by Katherine Askerova. When the roles started to dry up, Shields headed to Princeton, where she earned an honours degree in Romance languages. Tom Shone. discovered the derivatives of the word Calvin. Could this movie even be made today? months old for an Ivory soap commercial. and her Calvins sent a few networks, including CBS, into shock. ", "The controversy [over declaring, 'You wanna know what comes between me and my Calvins? In 1981 alone, Shields graced the covers of more than 30 magazines. “I’ve got zero censorship. “To see what she’s done with this princess, basically, adding this explicit, explosive depth to her persona. • Commenting on this piece? Brooke Shields Reveals That Her Calvin Klein Jeans from the '80s Still Fit. She started her career in 1980 at age 14 with racy Calvin Klein jeans ads, and Brooke Shields is getting pulses racing again at 49. Ann-Christine Diaz Date created: February 10, 2017. It was a really interesting disconnect. You just wanted a gold star, you know?”. Pour autoriser Verizon Media et nos partenaires à traiter vos données personnelles, sélectionnez 'J'accepte' ou 'Gérer les paramètres' pour obtenir plus d’informations et pour gérer vos choix. More information. At last winter’s New York Fashion Week, designer Raf Simons debuted his first Calvin Klein Collection with a nod to the iconic Brooke Shields ad. They wouldn't run the ad. Also, Shields’ relationship with the Calvin Klein brand has recently been rebooted. To see her just get up and start dancing – you watch it and you think, ‘That’s so cool. Necklaces by Fruzsina Keehn. She’s spent so much of her life running after other people’s chaos, cleaning up: does she wish she had come off the rails more herself? I never wanted anything easier. She was initially a child model and gained critical acclaim at age 12 for her leading role in Louis Malle's film Pretty Baby (1978), in which she played a child prostitute in New Orleans at the beginning of the 20th century. encouraged her to take the controversial role of a child prostitute Their power of Calvin Klein's fearless marketing, which, 10 years later, dropped the case. As was its eventual loss to her college boyfriend and future Superman star Dean Cain, at 22. Take it as a symbol of her reclaimed identity. (There's a little compilation of I was in a cocoon with my mom. didn't surprise me because I'd had experience with it since I was 11. Makeup: Meredith Baraf, both at Bernstein & Andriulli. They’re so high waisted… When I was that age, I was built like a little boy… I don’t have any desire to fit back into them.". I do sort of regret having hairdryers with my name on them and a Brooke doll and all these failed endeavours that were cool to do in the 1980s. “To stay a virgin, there was something very safe in that. At 15-years-old, Brooke Shields had already risen to stardom as a young actress and model in the 1980s. "My approach to working out comes from more of a rehab approach because I had a partial knee replacement and I’m sort of preparing to have a full knee replacement on my other knee,” she explained. Adrianne Pasquarelli A chaste pin-up, she peered out from her lustrous mane of hair, exotic but innocent, a lip-glossed naïf in a culture that has long sought to reconcile competing strains of libertarianism and puritanism. She's been showing off how strong she is in at-home workout videos posted to her Instagram amid the coronavirus pandemic. “I was famous from the neck up,” she jokes. I mean, I’m sure there’s still time, but somehow I didn’t become a tragic figure,” she says. Découvrez comment nous utilisons vos informations dans notre Politique relative à la vie privée et notre Politique relative aux cookies. It must be love,” she later said) and was friends with Michael Jackson. Shields detailed her enmeshment with her mother Teri, who was also her manager, in her unusually candid 2014 memoir, There Was A Little Girl. actress. pulled spot as "one of the most memorable commercials ever.". You know, we were one summer away from Grey Gardens.”. her daughter when she was only 10 years old, and a few years later All our journalism is independent and is in no way influenced by any advertiser or commercial initiative. But, when she was recruited by designer Calvin Klein to appear in a series of overtly sexy print and television ads (shot by Richard Avedon) for his new line of super-tight jeans, she became infamous for uttering the flirtatious line: “Do you know what comes between me and my Calvins? campaign, including the too-sexy-for-TV spot, contributed to sales All rights reserved. After that came the Calvin spots and then “Can you believe that? ", Pondering the thing the nothingness that got between Ms. Shields The Justice Department at one point launched an investigation A shampoo model at the age of 11 months, she appeared in her first film at the age of nine, lit a blaze of controversy when she played a pre-teen prostitute in Louis Malle’s Pretty Baby (1978), and went on to appear in The Blue Lagoon (1980) and Franco Zeffirelli’s Endless Love (1981) – teen films sweet enough to give you toothache. Where is my version of that?’”, “It came in comedy for me,” she says, with satisfaction. Such was the talent of then-teenage actress Brooke Shields in a controversial 1980 Calvin Klein jeans campaign shot and directed by photographer Richard Avedon. Nothing.”. Maybe I substituted a little bit of that sexual energy there.” She laughs. “She’s standing up there and telling an entire room of Fashion Institute people, and Anna Wintour, ‘Think of all the time we waste not feeling good about ourselves.’ You know? I'd rather be strong and fit than anything else.”, Coping with COVID-19: Are you breathing correctly? Are you a print subscriber? You know, it was a lot of work. Wasn’t she playing with fire? Cast as a quirky magazine columnist on the television show Suddenly Susan in 1996, Shields earned two Golden Globe nominations and a producer credit; and in 2008 played a movie executive in the alpha-female comedy Lipstick Jungle, adapted from the Candace Bushnell novel. She’s finding it particularly difficult with her older daughter. Nos partenaires et nous-mêmes stockerons et/ou utiliserons des informations concernant votre appareil, par l’intermédiaire de cookies et de technologies similaires, afin d’afficher des annonces et des contenus personnalisés, de mesurer les audiences et les contenus, d’obtenir des informations sur les audiences et à des fins de développement de produit. There was a bumper sticker that read “I ♥ Gstaad” and at the bottom of the sign, in parentheses, were the words “Previously owned by Brooke Shields”. "I also realized that when I got my heart rate up and the adrenaline was going, I started feeling better mentally. Cruising along a newsstand, fashion guru and all-American designer Calvin Klein landed his eyes on Shields and immediately knew he was looking at an “it” girl. For me, it was just a huge job I went to after school at 3 o'clock. Klein was just launching his denim line, and knew Brooke – or as he referred to her, “the most beautiful girl in … tuck in knees -- while solving a math problem? Long before Miley Cyrus or Britney Spears, Shields was the most famous teenager on the planet. In person, Shields is filterless and funny, hamming up the same vein of self-parody that proved so winning in her more recent comic outings on TV, in Suddenly Susan and Lipstick Jungle. She was born on May 31, 1965 in New York City and, at age 12, she starred as a child prostitute in Pretty Baby (1978). Own your curves and strengths rather than trying to look like somebody else or be skinny. Guarding her daughter’s virtue around the clock, she took control of her career, fending off agents and suitors alike, fearing that it would spell the end of her control over “little Brookie”. I think I got out pretty unscathed. the line with the cornerstone spot in campaign, which Ms. Shields I could’ve come back from the brink and then they’d be like, ‘Oh wait, she seriously wants to be an actress’ or, ‘She’s really got talent.”’ Shields married television writer Chris Henchy in 2001 and has written about the postnatal depression she suffered after the birth of their first daughter in 2003. It’s been 35 years since a 15-year-old Brooke Shields famously claimed, “You want to know what comes between me and my Calvins? And I’m a mom, and I’m a businesswoman. If you have not heard of Brooke Shields before, this tagline from her Calvin Klein Jeans ad had to grab your attention. In Blue Lagoon, I’m using a glue gun, taping my hair, anything I can so my body doesn’t show I have boobs… And I didn’t realise I was doing it, because I was a kid. After graduating and ending her relationship with Cain, she briefly dated Liam Neeson, before meeting Andre Agassi in 1993. In comedy, she got to perform a kind of voodoo on the Brooke Shields doll. The pair married in 1997 but the relationship ended two years later with the revelation that he’d spent part of it hooked on crystal meth. And no matter how you try to therapy yourself out of it, there’s clearly something on a cellular level that needs to work through. You may unsubscribe at any time. I mean, what kid says, ‘I love my hair so much that I’m going to create a hairdryer with my name on it?’ Never once was I thinking, ‘I really want to do my own line of clothes.’”. Either way, the campaign Last modified on Mon 2 Jul 2018 09.51 EDT. 2 hours 32 min ago, By Brooke Shields and Calvin Klein are reportedly joining forces once again for another ad campaign, 37 years after Shields's "What gets between me and my Calvins" spot. “Yes. “I was 15 – it was 37 years ago. Brooke Shields: ‘I got out pretty unscathed’. Brooke Shields will be forever linked with Calvin Klein jeans. Hanging out at Studio 54 with Andy Warhol and Grace Jones, she stayed drug-free and was always in bed by 10pm. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. Both girls are now roughly the same age Shields was when she first started playing teen Lolitas – a milestone not lost on her. ©2020 Verizon Media. Informations sur votre appareil et sur votre connexion Internet, y compris votre adresse IP, Navigation et recherche lors de l’utilisation des sites Web et applications Verizon Media.