FLASH FASHION: Calvin Brings New Meaning To Minimalist

The adjective “Minimalist” has been thrown around more than a few times this week, with everyone from Derek Lam to Richard Chai showing simple silhouettes and clean lines, but no one has embodied the term more perfectly than Francisco Costa‘s Spring 2010 collection for Calvin Klein.

Calvin Klein is one of the biggest shows of the week — and the guest list proved it. One the way in, we stood behind Joe Zee, accidentally grabbed Brad Goreski‘s butt, and talked Tim Gunn with Bryan Boy. And as we’d spent the week getting used to standing room and back row seats, we were decidedly pleased with our second row spot, directly behind Melissa George, Elettra Wiedemann, Sarah Wynter, and Derek Blasberg. Granted, in our section there were only two rows — but there were plenty worse seats to be had!

Katie Holmes was a big draw (in 6-inch heels, no Suri to be seen) as was Julianne Moore, Anna Wintour, and Carine Roitfeld. We got jammed elbow to elbow with Stefano Tonchi on the way out, and though we desperately wanted to tell him how much we love the new W, he was amiably chatting away on his cellphone and somehow interrupting didn’t seem particularly apropos.

Lara Stone closed the show and Costa stuck to a color palette of white, cream, black, blue, and red in a collection that felt as fresh and crisp as a November morning.


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