CK Underwear: Rise of the black actor.

Sunday, 19 August 2007




When I read the announcement that CK had chosen 43 years old Djimon Hounsou was to replace Fredrik Lundberg as their male underwear campaign model the feeling in my stomach was a bit lukewarm. I’m not so keen on Hollywood actors in fashion campaign but I gave the whole thing some space.



A few shots from the campaign have surfaced the latest months and I’m pretty surprised by the result. Hounsou has really delivered. I love the black intensity in the shots, very powerful and he’s in good shape too. He’s also a good actor, you might remember him for the Gladiator, The Island, and Blood Diamond. Hopefully some duo shots with a female model will surface later this autumn.


6 comments:

FemmeNoire said...

Didn't he start out as a model? The first time I recall seeing him was in Janet Jackson's "Love Will Never Do" video a million years ago.

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Luwalira said...

femmenoire:
Sorry for the late reply but you are right. He does has worked as a model in the past. I had no idea he featured in the Janet Jackson song. I watched it on youtube and he's really in it.

Anonymous said...

not only did he start out as a model in the late 80's early 90's............but he did a shoot with Herb Ritts that is identical to the Calvin Klein ad minus the underwear. It's the first page in Herb Ritts Men/Women books, also more images from that shoot in Herb Ritts Work book.

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