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Calvin Klein Hosts Dinner in Milan

Amar’e Stoudemire, Victor Cruz and Henrik Lundqvist were three of the house's very athletic, VIP show guests in attendance.

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Amar’e Stoudemire with his wife.

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SKY BOX: It doesn’t get much better than sipping cocktails at sunset on a rooftop terrace overlooking Milan’s Duomo cathedral. That was the setting for a dinner hosted by Calvin Klein on Sunday night, with three of the house’s very athletic, VIP show guests in attendance. The event was held at the Giacomo Arengario restaurant.

“Awesome view, the details are unbelievable, it’s so royal, so antique,” said Amar’e Stoudemire, who said he was in town training at a local facility — and oblivious to his soon-to-be-front page appearance on the New York Daily News. The towering New York Knicks star, who recently collaborated on a women’s clothing line with Rachel Roy, disclosed he is working on a men’s fashion line, though he declined to name his partner in the project. “Stay tuned,” he said. He’d personalized his Calvin Klein blazer with vintage pins he sourced from a store in Miami.

Other than enjoying wearing Calvin Klein suits, New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist confessed he doesn’t know that much about fashion. “I did star in a campaign for the Swedish brand Brother a couple of years ago with my twin, Joel, who plays hockey for a club in Gothenburg,” he said, adding that the pair have always been very competitive. “It’s all about winning for us, growing up it was win or lose, it was war, so it’s good we were on the same team for the most part.” Lundqvist had other things on his mind, though: his wife is due to have a baby in Stockholm.

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz said he pays close attention to everything he puts on, especially accessories. “This season I want to step it up another notch — more accessories, more suits,” he said, gazing at his chunky Audemars Piguet watch. Cruz, who launched his Young Whales clothing line about a year ago, said he hopes “it will continue to grow and grow and, hopefully, make it out to Milan some day.”

At just 25, he also has an autobiography coming out on July 17, titled “Out of the Blue.” “It’s about everything I went through growing up, the ups and the downs of my life leading to making it to the NFL, making it to the Super Bowl.”

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