Raf Simons directing The xx’s new video

If you’re a fan of indie electro act The xx, you’re in good company. Longtime admirer of the musical trio is Raf Simons, the creative head chief behind the cool new Calvin Klein. Fresh off being named as one of Time‘s 100 Most Influential People list for 2017, Simons snagged both the CFDA’s Menswear Designer of the Year and Womenswear Designer of the Year awards last month.

Now, the Belgian designer set to score another achievement under his belt: Breakout music director of the year.

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Yesterday, The xx released the music video for their latest track I Dare You. It was filmed in collaboration with photographer Alasdair McLellan and Simons. Dressed in the new Raf-a-fied Calvin Klein wardrobe, familiar faces like Stranger Things darling Millie Bobby Brown and Golden Globe-approved Moonlight actor Ashton Sanders star as part of the cast.

A few models from Calvin Klein’s Fall 2017 runway as well as Michael Jackson’s daughter, Paris Jackson — who is rumoured to have just signed a huge deal with the brand — make appearances too.

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Played out like an ultra-chic ’80s teen flick, see a ditzy, day-dreaming Brown missing her school bus, crashing in on her big sis’ date before breaking down in a very photogenic vintage car and attending a private The xx concert. The 13-year-old actress clearly stole the spotlight (when is Stranger Things‘ second season coming out, by the way?).

Also, in case you didn’t already know: The xx will be in town for a massive gig at the Singapore Indoor Stadium along with Sampha this coming 25 July.


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