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Costa keeps it cool at Calvin Klein

The Calvin Klein fall 2010 collection is modeled

The Calvin Klein fall 2010 collection is modeled Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, during Fashion Week in New York. Photo Credit: AP Photo/Diane Bondareff

No surprise that Francisco Costa's vision for the Calvin Klein label is purist. Elongated silhouettes (dresses grazed the knee), sculpted shapes and precise folds (oh, the white shearling trench with a sharp flap -- beautiful) were the hallmark of this black, white, midnight blue (and one lonely bright blue dress) collection.

Slim pants were high-waisted, matte sequins glittered on a few numbers, but the real electricity came from glazed fabrics that looked liquid -- like mercury. It was a nice change to see some old-time models on the runway -- Stella Tennant, for one, wearing a fab, curved coat in midnight.

The collection was cool; the front row was hot and included Kate Bosworth, Naomi Watts, Kerry Washington and Helena Christensen, who caused a media ruckus. Oh yes, and Whoopi Goldberg (yup!) was there, too.

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