NEW YORK — Calvin Klein is expected to make a rare appearance at Bergdorf Goodman today at noon to promote his spring collection.

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Klein has generally limited his in-store appearances to beauty launches and store openings, such as the Paris flagship that opened in June.

The event today is billed as a personal appearance for top Bergdorf Goodman customers to review the spring collection and to place special orders, with guests expected to include Clarissa Bronfman, Patricia Wexler, Cece Cord and Diane Simms, wife of NFL veteran Phil Simms.

A spokeswoman for Klein said the designer is making the appearance in recognition of the “tremendous support that Bergdorf Goodman has shown for the collection business.”