Calvin Klein, Inc. Announces Partnership with Model & Global Maternal Health Advocate Christy Turlin

Calvin Klein, Inc. Announces Partnership with Model & Global Maternal Health Advocate Christy Turlington Burns' Every Mother Counts (EMC) Organization

Turlington Burns to Appear at Calvin Klein Underwear and Glamour Magazine Event in Support of EMC at Macy's Herald Square, NYC on October 7 th

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Calvin Klein, Inc. today announced a unique partnership with non-profit organization, Every Mother Counts (EMC), which was founded by model and global maternal health advocate, Christy Turlington Burns, who is currently featured in the Fall 2013 Calvin Klein Underwearglobal advertising campaign.

Every Mother Counts PSA

Every Mother Counts PSA


The two organizations have come together to extend their existing relationships and create a multiplatform program designed to broaden awareness of EMC's mission to make pregnancy and childbirth safe for all moms. The global multi-pronged initiative will be seen in print, outdoor, and online, as well as include fundraising opportunities to improve the health and well-being of girls and women worldwide through EMC supported programs in the U.S., Haiti, Uganda and Indonesia in their effort to avert deaths caused by pregnancy and childbirth around the world.

"I am thrilled to be representing the Calvin Klein brand again after so many years and especially proud of our partnership which will raise awareness and support of improved maternal health," said Turlington Burns, founder of Every Mother Counts.

"We are proud to collaborate with Every Mother Counts and help promote its vital mission with our brand's global reach," said Tom Murry, Chief Executive Officer, Calvin Klein, Inc. "Given Christy's history and on-going connection with the house, we are pleased to work with her in this new light and support her and the organization's meaningful work."

Beginning with the November 2013 issues of some of the most read magazines in the world, a global EMC public service announcement (PSA) will debut featuring Turlington Burns, with messaging to broaden awareness of the organization's mission and social media platforms, as well as direct people to learn more about, and donate to the cause. Created by CRK, Calvin Klein, Inc.'s in-house advertising agency, the PSA utilizes the creative from the latest Calvin Klein Underwear campaign which was shot by fashion photographer Mario Sorrenti.

Calvin Klein, Inc. worked closely with publishers around the world to procure placements of the EMC PSA with prominent magazine titles - such as Vogue, W, ELLE, Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar, Glamour, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Town & Country, GQ, Details and Esquire, among many others - resulting in over 90 print PSA's to be published, as well as digital and outdoor executions, spanning all continents, with an estimated media value of over $5 million.

To complement the PSA campaign, Calvin Klein, Inc. will also engage other platforms as well, including their newly redesigned U.S. e-commerce site, their global social media platforms and their retail network:

  • Beginning October 3rd, the company will donate $1 dollar to EMC for each bra purchased on calvinklein.com;
  • During the week of October 7th, Calvin Klein will leverage their Facebook and Twitter social media platforms with dedicated messaging to further engage and educate fans of the Calvin Klein brand on EMC's important work and mission; and,
  • During the month of October, messaging will be employed in the retail windows of hundreds of Calvin Klein Underwear's freestanding stores worldwide.

Additionally, to kick off the new association between Calvin Klein, Inc. and EMC, an intimate evening featuring a conversation between Turlington Burns and Glamour's Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive, will be hosted by Calvin Klein Underwear at the Macy's Herald Square flagship store in New York City on Monday, October 7th. Held in Macy's new Stella 34 Trattoria, the event will focus on Turlington Burns' work as the founder of EMC and the important work they do. Guests who purchase a Calvin Klein Underwear bra at Macy's between now and October 7th will be able to attend this special event.

As previously announced, as part of the partnership Calvin Klein, Inc. has also signed on to become a sponsor of EMC's running team for this year's ING New York City Marathon, which will be held on Sunday, November 3rd. In addition to financially sponsoring the team, two Calvin Klein, Inc. associates will also be running with Turlington Burns and a team of 50 others on marathon Sunday.

Additionally, Calvin Klein, Inc. has named Every Mother Counts its 2013 spotlight organization for the company's annual holiday giving campaign, and will hold a fundraising event for associates to benefit EMC at the company's New York City headquarters in November.

Turlington Burns has a long-standing relationship with the house, beginning with her first runway show for Calvin Klein for the Fall 1987 season. In 1988, Irving Penn photographed Turlington Burns for her first Calvin Klein Collection advertising campaign. That same year, she became the face of Calvin Klein's timeless scent, ETERNITY, for the fragrance's launch campaign captured by Bruce Weber. Turlington Burns continued to work with legendary photographers, like Steven Meisel, Mario Testino, Peter Lindbergh and Jurgen Teller, for several more advertising campaigns for the Calvin Klein Collection, Calvin Klein Underwear, Calvin Klein Jeans, and Calvin Klein Swimwear brands, Contradiction fragrance, as well as three additional ETERNITY fragrance campaigns.

While leading an illustrious career in modeling, Turlington Burns has gone on to direct and produce No Woman, No Cry - a documentary film about the global state of maternal health. Following the release of her film in 2010, she founded Every Mother Counts.

Every Mother Counts is a campaign to end preventable deaths caused by pregnancy and childbirth around the world. Every Mother Counts informs, engages, and mobilizes new audiences to take action to improve the health and well-being of girls and women worldwide. For more information, please visit everymothercounts.org.

Calvin Klein, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of PVH Corp. (NYS: PVH) , is one of the leading fashion design and marketing studios in the world. It designs and markets women's and men's designer collection apparel and a range of other products that are manufactured and marketed through an extensive network of licensing agreements and other arrangements worldwide. Product lines under the various Calvin Klein brands include women's dresses and suits, men's dress furnishings and tailored clothing, men's and women's sportswear and bridge and collection apparel, golf apparel, jeanswear, underwear, fragrances, eyewear, women's performance apparel, hosiery, socks, footwear, swimwear, jewelry, watches, outerwear, handbags, small leather goods, and home furnishings (including furniture). For more information, please visit calvinklein.com.

PVH Corp., one of the world's largest apparel companies, owns and markets the iconic Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger brands worldwide. It is the world's largest shirt and neckwear company and markets a variety of goods under its own brands, Van Heusen, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, IZOD, ARROW, Bass, G.H. Bass & Co., Warner's and Olga, and its licensed brands, including Speedo, Geoffrey Beene, Kenneth Cole New York, Kenneth Cole Reaction, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Sean John, Chaps, Donald J. Trump Signature Collection, JOE Joseph Abboud, DKNY, Ike Behar and John Varvatos.

PSA IMAGE CREDIT: © 2013 Mario Sorrenti

 

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CKI: facebook.com/calvinklein; calvinklein.tumblr.com; google.com/+calvinklein; youtube.com/calvinklein; twitter.com/calvinklein; instagram.com/calvinklein

brand handle: @calvinklein

 

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EMC: facebook.com/everymothercounts; google.com/+everymothercounts; youtube.com/everymothercounts; twitter.com/everymomcounts organization handle + hash tag: @everymomcounts #EMC



Calvin Klein, Inc.
Malcolm Carfrae, 212 292 9799
EVP & Chief Communications Officer
malcolmcarfrae@ck.com
or
Jennifer Crawford, 212 292 9795
SVP, Corporate Communications
jennifercrawford@ck.com
or
Every Mother Counts
Debra Duffy, 212 981 5219
SVP, Media Relations
debra_duffy@dcknews.com

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