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“But I would be more than happy if I could be a help.”Mr.
Simons was indeed a help, and his addition to the men’s fashion schedule increased registration and attendance, said Steven Kolb, the chief executive of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, which organizes the New York shows.
Simons, 49, considered one of the great designers of his generation, is well positioned to ratchet up that urgency.
From the obscure perch of his own Raf Simons men’s wear label, he won over critics in Paris in the late 1990s and early aughts.
He is likely to repeat the trick with Calvin Klein on Friday at its coed show during New York Fashion Week.“We’re all incredibly excited to see what he does for that brand,” said Glenda Bailey, the editor of Harper’s Bazaar.
“It is a real highlight on our calendar, and I know that several of the international editors are coming in, wanting to get here for Calvin.”The draw could hardly come at a better time.
His name, Raf (rhymes with “laugh,” with a rolled Flemish R), is invoked with adoration in high-fashion circles.
Says Mulier, “I think that couture is pure luxury because everything is possible.
And the client is much more open, she’s looking for something that doesn’t exist, she’s looking for something that’s exquisite.” Working in the ‘laboratory’ at Dior with the petit mains at the ateliers, Mulier is constantly struck by their dedication to their craft.
“They will always say yes and they will always try, but you need to challenge them.
He has been given complete creative control, of a type not seen since Mr. Simons has oversight of all of the many categories and varieties of products that bear the brand name, from the high-end Calvin Klein Collection and the lower-priced apparel and accessories carried at malls and Macy’s, to underwear, jeans and fragrances (both for men and women), as well as home goods.
Klein and his partner, Barry Schwartz, sold the company to the Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation in 2002; Mr. As if this were not enough, he has imported his namesake Raf Simons men’s wear collection and keeps a studio for it in the Calvin Klein headquarters. Simons presented the collection last week during the men’s wear shows in New York, where he was received as a conquering hero.“I never really thought it over from the point of view that I would possibly be the activator for New York: Men’s or the savior for New York: Men’s,” he told The Wall Street Journal.