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Calvin Klein Is a Model of Style at Sfuzzi’s Benefit Opening

S tyle was the word at the opening of Sfuzzi at the new Triangle Square in Costa Mesa last Thursday--style that comes with good Italian food and California wine, the style of a county maturing into its own and, best of all, the style of beautiful clothes. Even art directors from magazines GQ and Vanity Fair were on hand. The magazines co-sponsored the opening with Sfuzzi to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Orange County.

Saks Fifth Avenue South Coast Plaza dressed models in spring designs from Armani, Hugo Boss, Emanuel, Versace, Escada, St. John and Calvin Klein, taking the crowd from casual to career to formal wear. All the clothes showed a crisp season up ahead, but it was Klein’s ode to Marrakech that stole the evening. Saks is one of two dozen retailers worldwide exclusively carrying Klein’s men’s line.

For men and women from CK, expect fluid silhouettes layered bohemian-style in bleached shades of sand and eggshell. Besides crochet, CK uses linen--not a typical flat weave, but a woven fabrication.

Instead of a constrained fashion parade, models served as living mannequins, posing on platforms around the restaurant. Being head and shoulders above the 1,000-plus crowd was a sure way to get noticed. And it served as an informal way for visitors to view the clothes while sampling delicious bits from the menu.

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