February 10, 2000
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards Designer of the Year nominee
Calvin Klein's main strength lies in understanding what modern women want to wear, and providing it effortlessly. Always in tune with the fashion zeitgeist, Klein turned his attention to polished silhouettes and timeless classics, redone in luxurious fabrics and deep colors. Sporty 3/4-length trousers and cashmere tweed suits shared the runway with shiny alligator coats and metallic leather skirts; floor-sweeping coats made a powerful statement, as did the sheer satin dresses in inky hues. For evening, there were satin slips in aubergine, gunmetal, powder and ruby, as well as papery graphite ensembles and viscose jersey dresses. It was a controlled, sensible collection that encapsulated the feminine, ladylike mood of the moment.