Meredith Melling Burke, the senior market editor at Vogue, tweeted the following at 3:02 p.m. yesterday afternoon: “Shazammed the gorgeous opening song at Calvin Klein and downloaded it – James Blake’s “The Wilhelm Scream.” So moody and pretty xx mmb.” Indeed, just seconds after The Observer took a seat at the Calvin Klein Women’s show the low-toned woozy electro fuzz that makes up the British musician’s robot-soul sound washed over the crisscrossed runway, the bass rumbling the floor below, and then the models began to breach the center entrance way. The song — metallic but affecting, with Blake’s voice warbling up the scale and eventually dismantling itself into the clicks, hums and clatters that make for atmosphere — was stunningly appropriate for the tenor of the clothes. We’re glad someone at Calvin had the foresight to blast James Blake, but his music matches up a little bit too well with a relatively tame runway show.
Sky Ferreira, the 18-year-old singer on the cover of this month’s Vs., tweeted the following at 2:12 p.m. yesterday afternoon: “At calvin klein obviously waiting for lara stone. Duh!” The Observer saw this on Twitter and then checked the program. Yes, the Dutch supermodel, famed for her contribution to the slight-gap-in-teeth meme, would be closing the show, and when she did she pursed her lips into the knowing smile that celebrities are obliged to produce if they agree to a special runway appearance. Sky Ferreira had a seat in the front row next to Andre Leon Talley, who was wearing a barber shop smock. It looked awesome of course. Later, Terry Richardson shot pictures of Sky Ferreira against a white wall.
Kate Bosworth, the actress, doesn’t have a Twitter but told The Observer these Twitter-length quotes: “I flew in last night. I’m here with Calvin happily and then I leave tomorrow morning early. To London! I’m going to London and then I’m going to Paris. I’m working with a French filmmaker so I’m gonna go over and see her.”
The Observer, the exhausted writer, tweeted the following at 3:43 yesterday afternoon: “Fashion week: almost over, sanity waning.”