NEW YORK, Sep 16, 2011/ FW/ — Entitled ‘Fragile Eroticism’, Francisco Costa brought the age of innocence with a sensuality twist as he sent sculpted and curvilinear silhouettes that gave sensuous emphasis on form and femininity.

Suspension cuts and draping create graceful hems, slightly longer in the front and raised in the back – finding balance in asymmetry. A culottes and cropped pant have a sense of ease and fluidity. Jackets and vests with moulded details accentuate the waist and are essential for layering.

At the foundation, the purity of the slip dress. Shoulders are bare and necklines intimately contour the bust. Mystery abounds in the revealed and concealed. The romanticism and glamour of slip dresses continues into evening.

An elongated, textured tulle dress is airy and effortless. A jacquard satin shawl collar coat with a fine, rose gold snake belt is the ultimate in refinement.

Photos by Dan Lecca / courtesy of Calvin Klein Collection

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