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Taking a peep at white underwear

Mar 06,2007
about 1,000 people attended a Calvin Klein fashion event at the Papertainer Museum in southeastern Seoul.
On a chilly night before the March 1 national holiday Seoul saw the arrival of many a trend made for the spring season. In Apgujeong-dong, hipsters in mini skirts leapt back to the ’60s. Several blocks away, in Cheongdam dong, the young and the restless warmed themselves by downing Henessy shots all night.
The rest of those with an ambition to be fashionable made their way to the Calvin Klein Jeans and Underwear show at Papertainer Museum, inside Olympic Park. One section of the museum’s walls displayed blue jeans on headless mannequins, but they were mostly ignored as guests made a beeline for the underwear.
The much awaited Calvin Klein underwear fashion show took on a kinky edge this year, displaying a taste for voyeurism. A tall white box the size of a large bedroom stood near the entrance. There were holes in each wall, through which visitors could peep inside to look at 13 models, men and women, posing lethargically in the latest Calvin Klein underwear.
After flirting with amorous red and even Victoriana in past seasons, this year we are being offered white undergarments, cut along classic lines with wide elastic bands that read Calvin Klein in pale gray.

Calvin Klein Underwear’s main look for spring of 2007. Provided by Capacom
The look on men was Marky Mark (remember him?) minus the muscles. The look suggested for women seemed to be based on Kate Moss as a cocaine-pale model-turned-cool mom relaxing at home with her family which means that she wears more than just skimpy bikini briefs with nothing over her bosom except her arms. How about a thigh-grazing cotton slip you can lounge around and sleep in? And thongs are completely out. Instead there are sexy boy’s classic white briefs cut for women.
Dale Rozmairek, the vice president of Creative Services for Calvin Klein, flew in from New York to oversee the event. Mr. Rozmairek said the show’s concept was part of the American brand’s global effort to deliver a consistent theme. “The idea is to recapture the original spirit of Calvin Klein. So the look is classic, simple, tight and very sexy on a slim body,” he said as he observed the peeping Toms enjoying the show.
A strong wind that blew into the museum, which is part of an outdoor arena, could have spoilt the fun, but the young guests enjoyed their evening. After free bottles of Heineken and dancing led by Les Putafranges, a disc jockey group from France, the trendsetters felt blessed to be alive and kicking in a Calvin Klein world.



By Ines cho Staff Writer [inescho@joongang.co.kr]



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