The Jaws theme is one of the most famous in cinema – but it’s fair to say it hasn’t had a fashion moment. Until now. On Tuesday evening in New York, it signalled the start – along with a floor-to-ceiling projection of the water in the 1975 Spielberg film – of the Calvin Klein spring/summer show.
The collection, designed by creative director Raf Simons, had references that all fans of the film would pick up. It felt, in fact, like a homage by a fan – Simons is one of fashion’s biggest cinephiles, after all. If he explored horror films like The Shining and Carrie in the past, Jaws was equally fertile as slightly sinister inspiration.