The final day of New York Fashion week belonged to three American designers: Isaac Mizrahi, Ralph Lauren, and Calvin Klein. Klein is universally perceived as the epitome of elegance and sophistication in the form of beautiful, wearable clothes. Designer Francisco Costa did the label proud with a collection that no doubt had the celebrity-filled front row thinking, “I’ll take that one, and that one, and that one, and that one …”
Though Costa’s color palette was limited to black, winter white, gray, and azure blue (which shone all the more brightly by contrast), the lines were so elegant, the fabrics so luscious, the tailoring so just right that they didn’t really require the extra help of a broad color palette. And the styles were classic enough that you can imagine wearing them for years (or until your daughter steals them from your closet for her first grown-up job interview).
Three other reasons why the label is to be applauded and supported are Kristen McMenamy, Stella Tennant, and Kirsty Hume. Three models in their 30s and 40s brought it, and showed the assembled guests that their beauty and experience are timeless. Maybe this will be a lesson to other designers: models of all colors and ages give the presentation of a collection an extra measure of sophistication and class. Hint hint.
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