PUBLIC BATH: Pedestrians are clogging the sidewalk in front of Calvin Klein’s Madison Avenue store. But it’s tough to tell whether they’re ogling the new CK Calvin Klein jewelry or the naked mannequin wearing it in a bathtub. One thing is certain — the display is more risqué than the current ads Natalia Vodianova is immersed in. For starters, the mannequin’s legs are out of the tub entirely. Dale Rozmiarek, vice president of creative services for Calvin Klein, set up the window to whet shoppers’ appetites for the bracelets, earrings and necklaces that will arrive in stores next month.
TAKE TWO: Kenny Bonavitacola is already planning his close-up for the launch of his signature ready-to-wear collection. The designer is at work on a short film about his career that will be shown before his fashion show in February. Snippets of his favorite flicks — including “What a Way to Go” and “Bye Bye Birdie” — will be featured in the short. He’s even designed a little black dress called “Butterfield 8,” an ode to Elizabeth Taylor. In January, Bonavitacola stepped down as design director at BILL Bill Blass, the licensed bridge-priced dress collection division of BBS International.
DOUBLE AGENT: If David Yurman displays have seemed, well, as gripping as a blockbuster thriller in recent months, it’s because they probably were — with a little help from senior director of visual services Scott Murphy. Murphy, who joined Yurman last December, has just received an Emmy nomination for outstanding art direction for “The Sopranos.” He has a strong movie background, having worked on “Spider-Man,” “Men In Black,” “The Sixth Sense” and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.” At Yurman, Murphy is in charge of the visual presentation at both the company’s boutiques and wholesale accounts, and he has also been overseeing the design for trade shows and showrooms, packaging and product visual display.