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April 16 2014

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29 posts tagged "Calvin Klein Collection"

His Range Is Rio

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With the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics (just 1,548 days away for those of you who are counting) on the horizon, Brazil is hotter than ever. Macy’s is celebrating the vibrant country with its latest campaign, A Magical Journey to Brasil. Enter Francisco Costa for a collaborative capsule collection. “I felt so honored when Macy’s approached me because it is a tribute to my home country,” Costa, who is originally from Guarani, Brazil, said this morning at a preview of the new range. He went on to explain that he drew inspiration from a snapshot of sunshine hitting the pavement—inspiration that comes through in the palette of warm neutrals. Ever the minimalist, Costa’s designs for Macy’s have streamlined silhouettes and modern silver hardware accents that are characteristic of his looks for Calvin Klein Collection, rather than his native country’s more Carnaval-friendly fare. Of course, these pieces come at a fraction of the price. The new line ($135-$180) is Costa’s first foray into fast fashion; it will hit stores later this month.

Photos: Courtesy Photos

Rodriguez For Rent

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Sometimes it just doesn’t make sense to spend one month’s (or several) rent on a designer gown to wear for a one-night-only special event. For those occasions, Rent the Runway has offered a more wallet-friendly answer: For a fraction of the retail price, you can borrow a gown straight from the runway for the night. Rent the Runway’s impressive roster of participating labels ranges from Proenza Schouler to Chanel to Calvin Klein Collection to Narciso Rodriguez. This month, Runway debuts its first-ever designer capsule collection by Rodriguez.

The four-dress collection ($275 to $400 to rent) includes the Rodriguez signatures—cutouts, and of course, he couldn’t resist a bit of black and white. The dresses are available now on Renttherunway.com; now all you need is an occasion to wear one.

Photo: Courtesy of Narciso Rodriguez

Pleats And Leather: Better Together?

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Remember Melanie Griffith’s famous quote from Working Girl—”I have a head for business and a bod for sin”? We’re not sure the actress wore a pleated leather skirt in that classic eighties flick, but every time we see one on the runway, that’s the line that goes through our mind. One part lady, another part badass, they turned up at Celine and Prada for Spring and more recently at Calvin Klein Collection—glimpse model Jasmine Tookes working those buttery folds at last week’s pre-fall show. Karl Lagerfeld did one for his new collection, Karl, too. And we’ve got proof positive that these skirts make the cut on the streets. Model-off-duty Sara Blomqvist was snapped wearing a short version between shows in Paris, and we spotted actress-of-the-moment Felicity Jones working the look at the Bulgari holiday party in L.A.

CLICK FOR A SLIDESHOW, and let us know if you’re into the leather folds.

Photo: Courtesy Photo

The Louis Vuitton Heist, Michelle’s Marilyn Monroe Transformation, And More…

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Earlier this month, pieces from Marc Jacobs’ Spring ’12 collection were stolen in London. On Friday, a “gang of masked thieves” made off with £257,957 worth of Louis Vuitton merchandise from the Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. [Vogue U.K.]

The Americans for Marriage Equality campaign, “a public engagement effort spearheaded by the Human Rights Campaign to promote nationwide marriage rights for gays and lesbians,” kicks off tonight with a party at the Calvin Klein Collection store in New York. The likes of Julianne Moore, Uma Thurman, and Candace Bushnell are all expected to be in attendance at tonight’s event. [WWD]

At Michelle Williams’ invitation, photographer Brigitte Lacombe flew to London to document her stunning transformation into Marilyn Monroe for her role in My Week With Marilyn. Today, on Nowness.com, take a peek inside Williams’ dressing room as she gets into character. [Nowness]

Congratulations to model Maggie Rizer, who gave birth to a baby boy on Wednesday. Zander is Rizer and her husband Alex Mehran’s first child. [People]

In Milan, Calvin Looks Hot And Keeps Cool

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The Calvin Klein man—at least as Italo Zucchelli, Calvin Klein Collection’s creative director, sees him—is a sporty hunk. No waifs on the Calvin catwalk. And few, either, at the lavish party the label threw at its European headquarters last night to celebrate the new collection. CK models, including former label face David Agbodji and upcoming campaign boy Dmitry T. (who also opened and closed the Spring show), mixed with Joe Jonas, Alessandro Dell’Acqua, Francesco Scognamiglio, and Francisco Costa. Agbodji and Dmitry had the night off, but a troupe of hulking dudes were on the clock: Entertainment was provided by a dozen CK-clad dancers, who swayed on balconies to the sounds of DJ Stretch Armstrong. Zucchelli himself paid homage to the archetypal Klein muscle boy, Mark Wahlberg, a picture of whom (from his nineties-era, Herb Ritts-shot Calvin underwear ads) was emblazoned on his T-shirt. Between the gogo boys and the company (like swimming champion Nicolò Ossola), you’d expect the temperature to be rising, but not here. The party was unnaturally cool—at least by Milan standards—thanks to the gusting AC. “It’s a piece of New York in Milan,” Zucchelli said with a laugh.

Photos: Courtesy of Calvin Klein