What It’s Like To Sit Behind Jessica Chastain & Olivia Wilde At Calvin Klein
A couple seasons ago at Calvin Klein, we sat in the second row right behind Anna Dello Russo and were an arm’s length away from Emma Stone and Rooney Mara. This season, we were demoted to the third row, but it’s totally cool because we ended up sitting kitty corner from Jessica Chastain and Olivia Wilde.
We arrived on the earlier side of the 2 PM show, and by that, we mean we arrived at 2 on the dot, and just chilled in our seat pretending that we knew all the other editors in the room. As the venue started to fill up, we noticed security guards and photographers creating a barricade facing us. Our initial thoughts went something like this: Are we seated behind the celebrity row? Damn. We should’ve looked at the labels on the benches in the front row. Thank god we wore pants!
Lo and behold, Wilde was escorted to her front row perch five minutes later by a team of security guards. They kept the photographers and reporters (us included) from getting too close to Wilde and her delicate lace dress. After the frenzy died down, which took a while, Chastain emerged from backstage in a red shift. She made her way over to Wilde, and the two hugged like old friends and posed gamely for pics. We were standing somewhere behind them this entire time, so our mugs may or may not have made it onto Getty Images.
While Wilde took her seat, Chastain went over to talk to W‘s Stefano Tonchi (presumably to chat about her four “Art Meets Fashion” covers). Anna Wintour didn’t look too pleased that the conversation lasted longer than a courteous 30 seconds, but the show started shortly after.
Creative director Francisco Costa showed a strong 33-piece collection of extremely well-tailored outerwear, dresses, and separates in leather, alpaca, mohair, and wool. It was both tough and delicate, but more importantly, it was a great take on modern clothing that real women, not just young 20-somethings, would want to wear (though some of the leather dresses might be tricky). And sure enough, Carolyn Murphy, a 39-year-old model, walked and closed the show. Karlie Kloss may be the It-model right now, but Murphy’s still got it.
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