The show must go on

New york Fash­ion Week ended on a high note even as snow wreaked fash­ion havoc.

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our time,” he said, adding that Macy’s has been sell­ing a lot of coats.

At the Lin­coln Cen­ter tents, Daiki Na­gai, 20, of Tokyo, stood shiv­er­ing un­der an awning. The univer­sity stu­dent and two of his friends had the plaza, usu­ally crowded with fashionistas and in­dus­try folk dur­ing the shows, pretty much to them­selves as clumps of wet snow swirled around them.

“I’m wait­ing for mod­els,” said the math ma­jor. “But I haven’t seen any.”

Break­out star

Os­car-nom­i­nated ac­tress Lupita Ny­ong’o is a break­out fash­ion star as much as she’s a break­out movie star. If any­one didn’t know that al­ready, they knew it af­ter she made her first ap­pear­ance at New York Fash­ion Week last Thurs­day.

Ar­riv­ing at the Calvin Klein run- way show, dressed in pale pink, she was pur­sued by a crush of pho­tog­ra­phers, and she looked as stun­ning as she has all awards sea­son.

The 12 Years A Slave ac­tress has es­tab­lished a strong re­la­tion­ship with Calvin Klein, said the la­bel’s de­signer, Fran­cisco Costa, adding he was thrilled that she wore one of his dresses to ac­cept her Crit­ics’ Choice award.

“We were very, very thrilled that she wore that amaz­ing dress,” he said. “See­ing that pic­ture with her award it was just mag­nif­i­cent, be­cause she is a very ur­ban woman. She’s very in­tel­li­gent, ex­tremely tal­ented and very cool, very to­day. And I think that dress made a very iconic mo­ment for us.”

On the run­way, Costa pre­sented a se­ries of min­i­mal­ist but invit­ing out­fits, mostly knits. When a soft, fuzzy coat in ivory mo­hair came out, you could al­most hear the crowd sigh, so per­fect was it for

Sim­plic­ity speaks: On the run­way, Calvin Klein pre­sented a se­ries of min­i­mal­ist but invit­ing out­fits, mostly knits. — aP

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