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Calvin Klein winds up the final fashion show in NYC joined by Jessica and Olivia

February 15, 2013
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Calvin Klein called on famous faces Olivia Wilde and Jessica Chastain to ramp up the star power at New York Fashion Week's final showdown on Thursday. The gorgeous actresses were all smiles as they looked on from designer Francisco Costa's front row, admiring the spellbinding looks that were showcased. Perfectly in keeping with the simple yet sophisticated collection, Olivia looked chic in a blue-netted cocktail dress and killer heels. The O.C. star donned a sparkling engagement ring which was recently given to her by fiance Jason Sudeikis.


When asked about the show amid the backstage mayhem, Olivia Wilde admitted ''It's the only show I’m seeing.. I wanted to see clothes that I know I’ll want to wear.''Jessica Chastain meanwhile, went colour block cool in a crimson asymmetrical shift dress from the Calvin Klein pre-fall collection, accentuating her feminine silhouette. Keeping her look simple with a dab of red lipstick and loose curls, she teamed the colour block frock with a cinched in black belt and matching shoes. "Francisco always comes up with something really modern and really cool while maintaining that chic simplicity ... It's not over-the-top and that's why it's always timeless" she said.


Also casting an eye at NYFW’s grand finale was Vogue editor Anna Wintour and Australian model Jessica Hart.  American supermodel Carolyn Murphy also lent a helping hand and was the star act to close the show.The A-lister crowd were among the many to witness the timeless elegance of Calvin Klein style which included classic feminine tailoring and simple cuts. Chic alpaca coats, cashmere dresses and box-pleat skirts formed the foundations of the collection while forest green, midnight blue and anthracite were the colours in favour. Contrasting from the cool Calvin Klein collection was Ralph Lauren's romantic fairytale that also took place on Valentine's Day in the Big Apple. Always one to adapt a theme to a collection, the designer set his sights on the Russian novel and film called Anna Karenina, showcasing decadent velvet frocks and majestic ballgowns.


As his show was taking place on Valentine's Day, the designer had requested that each editor was left a a box of chocolates and billet-doux (love letter)on their seat. . Breton caps, fur trimmed coats and flawless velvet tea dresses were of central importance on the runway. The fashion veteran said his collection was ''inspired by the spirit of a romantic revolutionary.''

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