One would think that after the last look from his spring collection circled the runway, Francisco Costa would reward himself. Perhaps being whisked off to a cushy spa to treat himself to a massage? Not so luxe.
“After the show, I went to have a slice of pizza on 39th Street,” Costa said Thursday evening, waiting for a glass of Champagne at the bar of the new Beatrice Inn, locale of the designer’s postshow dinner. “I just walked in, sat down by myself and had a slice and a Coca-Cola…And I had a second slice after that.”
The rebooted restaurant served slightly more upscale fare to the corral of starlets, models and socials in attendance — Emma Stone with beau Andrew Garfield, Diane Kruger, Dree Hemingway, Erin Heatherton and Karlie Kloss were all on hand, each decked out in Calvin.
Hemingway was quite happy with her look, a cream, minimalist ensemble.
“They sent this over for me and I was like, ‘Wow, they know me pretty well,’” she said.
Stone was pretty pleased herself.
“It’s very cool — and look at this open back,” the actress said of her green jumpsuit, pivoting to reveal her exposed backside. The look even caught Costa off guard. “Oh my god, sexy!” the designer said when he greeted Stone. “I mean…wow!”
Judging by his spring collection, sexiness is on Costa’s mind. The more provocative lineup was a hit for Kruger.
“This show was one of my favorites, one of the best Francisco has ever done in my book,” she said. “Often he goes more androgynous, and this was a real departure, really feminine. And for my body, I mean, I have boobs, so this collection is perfect.”
Though the show was a success, many were just happy the week was done.
“I’m a bit exhausted,” said Kloss, who kept touching the room’s low ceilings to indicate how tall she felt in the space. She stopped once Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire arrived.
“It’s been a good week, but I’m kind of relieved it’s over, I’ve got to be honest,” the model added.