PHOTO: MERT ALAS FOR CALVIN KLEIN
Coming down from the high of the holidays (and InStyle's dishy holiday dudes countdown) can leave us feeling down in the dumps and hungry for something to look forward to. Enter: Calvin Klein's scrumptious campaign starring Jeremy Allen White, which is here to quench our post-New Year's thirst. On Thursday, the storied designer released another iconic shoot, lensed by the legendary photographer Mert Alas, that included more than a few tasty photos of The Bear star that are truly chef's kiss.
The Emmy-nominated actor is the face of the brand's Spring 2024 campaign, shot in New York City (which also happens to be White's hometown). In the images, JAW can be seen modeling CK's new Intense Power, Micro Stretch, and Micro Mesh styles, as well as its essential Modern Cotton and Cotton Stretch undies — all in CK's signature black-and-white colorway.
In the mouth-watering shots, White poses on a rooftop in front of the NYC skyline. At one point, he sensually snacks on an apple, while in another snap, he lies on a platform with his jeans pulled down halfway. One black-and-white image captures The Iron Claw actor tugging on a pair of black boxer briefs.
It wouldn't be a CK campaign without a JAW-dropping accompanying video. In the 50-second reel, White can be seen jogging up to the rooftop before stripping down to nothing but his Calvins. He shows off his athleticism by pumping out a few pull-ups and climbing to the top of the building where he finally plops onto an orange couch (in slow motion, of course).
In a separate video interview, White reflected on getting back to his roots while shooting the campaign in the motherland. "I grew up here in New York, and getting in last night and going for a walk around the city and seeing everybody out, it was a beautiful night," he said. Despite living in Los Angeles for 14 years, White still maintains one very New York quality: he either takes the train or bikes everywhere.
"People get surprised when I say I still take the train everywhere when I am here," he explained. "I also ride a fixed-gear bike. I guess that's a pretty Brooklyn thing these days. That's how I get around the city mainly is on a single-speed fixed-gear."