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Calvin Cool at Calvin Klein

Some will like it hot  (actually you’ll love it) next spring and summer in Francisco Costa’s airy collection of feather-light dresses and gorgeous jackets (only one pair of wide slit pants in airy silk chiffon)– mostly white with hits of porcelain, gray, dune, black, aqua and washed coral.  The soundtrack crackled intentionally with static (as in heat) and models were high-glossed to appear sweaty (in a good shiny way).  The story here was shape and texture, forgiving dresses hung off the body, a pleat jutting from a hip, the best sculpted pleating of the week and much crinkled fabric – buh-bye iron. And the shoes, hallelujah – call ‘em “flatforms” – easy, flat wedges to make moving in the heat wave effortless.  All cool, classy and sexy without a whiff of overtness, Suze Yalof Schwartz, Glamour’s editor at large summed it all up, “This is for women who are hot…in every way.”

And speaking of hot, Eva Mendes, Molly Sims, Thandie Newton and Kerry Washington lined the front row.

Tags: Calvin Klein , Eva Mendes , Molly Sims , Thandie Newton , Kerry Washington

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