The xx drops a new music video in collaboration with Calvin Klein’s Raf Simons

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By Wei Yeen Loh

The xx drops a new music video in collaboration with Calvin Klein’s Raf Simons

Trust English indie band The xx to always deliver visually-pleasing videos that will usually end up on our inspo boards for its intriguing aesthetic. The latest music video, ‘I Dare You’, is making its way up on that said board for good reason: Calvin Klein’s Chief Creative Officer Raf Simons lent his expertise for this creative direction of this video. Directed by photographer and filmmaker Alasdair McLellan (who also was behind the lens of The xx’s previous two music videos ‘On Hold‘ and ‘Say Something Loving‘), ‘I Dare You’ sees a motley crew of kids who unwittingly decided to cut school, later on stumbling into the band (that would be The xx) performing live in a mysterious house.


The eclectic yet talented cast is made of Calvin Klein regulars, from Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown who appeared in the Calvin Klein By Appointment campaign; Ashton Sanders, currently featured in the men’s Spring 2017 Calvin Klein Underwear advertising campaign; Paris Jackson, who attended this year’s Costume Institute Benefit alongside Simons as a guest of the brand; and models Lulu and Ernesto Cervantes, who have appeared in ad campaigns for the brand. Filmed in Los Angeles, the video’s architectural elements come by way of two standout locations—Lloyd Wright’s Sowden House and John Lautner’s Rainbow House. Below, catch


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