Calvin Klein’s Sophisticated Pin-Up Girls

Francisco Costa put a sophisticated spin on the pin up, looking to ladies like Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and Carsten Nicolai.

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For spring, Francisco Costa put a sophisticated spin on the pin-up girl, looking to ladies like Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and Carsten Nicolai for retro-glam inspiration.
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The looks may have been sexy—with nipped-in waists, exposed shoulders and sheer skirts that revealed the legs underneath—but they were hardly vampy. Here, a shoulderless white cocktail dress with a sculpted paneled bodice and a black racing stripe down either side.
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Even the more "covered-up" looks like this long-sleeve white top and matching cropped tuxedo trouser were made alluring with defined waists outlined in delicate black piping.
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While the majority of looks felt light and fresh, a handful of pieces hinted at something darker, like this grey belted shift overlaid in black, spiderweb-like material.
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Costa put his own futuristic spin on a crisp white suit by adding architectural panels through the middle and layering it over a white satin boustier top.
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This tan and black cocktail dress may look simple enough, but closer inspection reveals its staggering detail, from the sheer silk overlay at the neck to the carefully constructed peplum waist.
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A sheer silk trench felt flirty but confident, with a patent black belted waist and silvery accents down the seams.
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Come spring, this pencil skirt and wrap-around blouse in cream silk with contrasting black accents will feel exactly right for professional gals looking for season-transition solutions.
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A sculptural black cocktail dress was given extra interest with swirling silvery embroidery and sheer panels through the skirt.
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Our favorite look was this sleek, strapless cocktail dress in pure white overlaid with a spider-webby white mesh.
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