Down in SoHo, the front-row celebs at the Calvin Klein show — Mandy Moore, Hilary Swank and Ashley Olsen — came to toast Francisco Costa and taste-test the sashimi at Lure Fishbar, a yacht-themed restaurant in the former Canteen space, which has just undergone a $2 million renovation by John McDonald and Josh Pickard of Lever House.
According to Swank, who stationed herself at a luxury-liner banquette, the Calvin collection felt like “three different shows.” After some pieces in beige, “it went into a beautiful gray and then an explosion of color,” she said. But her favorite piece of the designer she owns won’t be seen on any runway. “It’s my Sensual Support bra,” she squealed. “No, seriously! I love how sexy it makes me feel.” And it’s not just because she shills for them, Swank promised.
Moore made it to six shows this week and she wasn’t discriminating. “I want one of everything of Oscar, I want one of everything at Calvin and I want one of everything at Behnaz.”
That other front-row fixture, Vincent Gallo, was sitting, somewhat improbably, with Helen Schifter. Gallo doesn’t know why he’s even asked to fashion week. “I keep saying all these nasty things, and yet I keep getting invited back,” he said.
A few blocks east, Narciso Rodriguez celebrated his collection in the construction site of a penthouse at the as-yet-unopened Hotel on Rivington. The crowd included Anna Paquin and Jason Patric, as well as Rodriguez’s front-row pals Rachel Weisz and Jessica Seinfeld, who smoked with the designer on the hotel roof until 1 a.m.