Denim Jacket with Electric Chair Print S/S18
Size: S, fits true to size
Fit: boxy and rather cropped
Flaws: one stain at the back and discoloration from the print in various places
Composition: 100% Cotton
Country of origin: Made in Italy
Length excluding collar: 58.5cm
Raf Simons, himself an avid collector of his work, likes to incorporate prints by the famous American Pop-Art artists Andy Warhol into his work. During his short tenure at Calvin Klein, he used various prints on different pieces like bags, jackets, coats, and denim (please see our catalog for further examples of this practice).
On this piece, the print is a black and pink "Electric Chair" one from his "Death and Disaster" silkscreens, dating back to the 60s. Those works are now in the most prestigious collections all around the world and are considered to be a peak of his career.
This specific jacket is an American classic: the slightly cropped denim jacket. It is made from heavy cotton and has the two usual flap pockets at the front. As with all Calvin Klein 205w39nyc pieces, the quality is exceptional.
Pieces from Calvin Klein 205w39nyc, especially accessories and outerwear, are slowly but surely increasing in price, as more and more collectors show growing interest in the line. Especially the runway pieces, like this one, which was featured in the Spring Summer 2018 collection as look 20, are highly desirable.