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Calvin Klein’s Thursday night soiree at Saks Fifth Avenue felt more like a warm-up to fashion week than an in-store party. Music was pumping over the speakers, the Champagne was flowing, and the fashion flock—including hosts Lauren Santo Domingo, Elettra Wiedemann, Alexa Chung, Jessica Joffe and Kathryn Neale as well as Jennifer Creel, Zani Gugelman and Ali Wise—came out to celebrate the brand’s new, second-floor boutique with Francisco Costa. “I heard the chatter coming up the elevator,” Saks’ Ron Frasch said.


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“Isn’t it amazing?” said Costa, scanning the scene in the all-white space. “It’s the right vibe.”


Costa said he was also hoping for people to shop — and at least a few found time to rifle through the clothes suspended from the ceiling.  “I love this space,” Melissa George said. “I am going to buy a couple of pieces. I am looking for something navy or gray. I am going to London tomorrow and need it for my trip.”

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