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Eva Mendes showed up to the Calvin Klein show on Thursday wearing more clothing than she does in the brand’s sexy new fragrance ads.

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TOMMY’S CROWD: Even before Tommy Hilfiger’s show started Thursday  night, Terry Lundgren was already giddy, thanks to Hilfiger’s event at Macy’s Herald Square Tuesday. “It was unbelievable,” the Macy’s chairman, president and chief executive said. “We sold $100,000 in one store in one night — that’s a 400 percent increase over the same night last year. I remember when Tommy’s business with Macy’s was $100,000 in the whole year for all the Macy’s.” Lundgren and Hilfiger are off to Chicago next to light the tree at the State Street store. Also backstage at Tommy’s show was Hilary Swank, who declined interviews, Diane Kruger (for her only show of the week) and Bar Refaeli, who is hosting Hilfiger’s October show “Ironic Iconic America.” And the designer got a hockey player who wasn’t Sean Avery: Henrik Lundqvist, goalie for the New York Rangers. “He’s got a very American style, and I’ve got more of a European style,” said the Swede, who was dressed in a Hugo Boss suit and dapper shoes.

POLITICS OF FASHION: Indian-born designer Naeem Khan said he was not trying to make any sort of political statement by stamping his show notes with a map of his homeland and its surrounding eight countries. But you had to wonder considering that more American troops are being deployed in Afghanistan and Pakistan’s leaders have threatened to defend its borders against any more American military incursions.

It turns out the drawing has a different type of history. It was sketched in 1980 by Victor Hugo, former lover to Halston and muse to Andy Warhol, and was originally used to advertise Khan’s first company, Naeem Embroidery. “It’s also the region where I make a lot of embroidery,” he said. “I was also inspired by Diana Vreeland, who said, ‘Pink is the navy blue of India.’ I thought it all hung together nicely.”

LIZ’S BIG BROTHER: Last week Liz Claiborne staffers were reminded by higher-ups to keep mum with outsiders about all things business. Company brass lowered the boom after sketches of Isaac Mizrahi’s first collection for Liz Claiborne were obtained by WWD. Employees were also told their conversations would be recorded and e-mails would be read.

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