Francisco Costa, the king of minimalism, went a more maximalist route for Calvin Klein’s Fall 2012 collection. Opting for cinched waists and voluminous skirts, Costa created a collection that transformed a 50′s silhouette into a more modern option, using darts, peplums, and lots of leather.
There was tons of black, perfect for Rooney Mara who sat front row, but there were also bright pops of fuchsia and orange. (Maybe those are for Emma Stone, who sat beside Mara?) A finale of beaded dresses closed the show that were by far the most embellished things to walk down a Calvin Klein runway in years.
For those who wondered if the 3pm show would be shut down by Occupy Wall Street–it wasn’t. I had to provide my photo ID to get in past a barricade of police, but other than that, the environment was just like any other fashion show: dark, bustling, and loud.