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Calvin Klein’s Volume Reaches $5.4 Billion; Get Cheap Tickets to Obama Fund-raiser

The unstoppable Francisco Costa.Photo: Getty Images

Calvin Klein has nearly doubled its volume to $5.4 billion. It’s expected to double again in the next five years, thanks to international retail expansion. [WWD]

• Here’s a look at early sketches of Isaac Mizrahi’s debut Liz Claiborne collection, showcasing lots of bright color and a “sporty attitude.” [WWD]

• If you can’t afford a $10,000 ticket to Anna Wintour and Sarah Jessica Parker’s Runway to Change fund-raiser for Barack Obama, know that $250 tickets are now available. Flypaper has details on how to buy. [Fly Paper/Bluefly]

• Calvin Klein designer Francisco Costa: “I never thought of filling anybody’s shoes … Calvin did what he did. Am I Calvin? Absolutely not. Am I respecting the label? Yes. Am I doing what I am supposed to do? I think I am. Am I respecting myself? Yes. Am I having fun? Yes. Do I like being here? I love being here.” [WWD]

• Designers will show a smattering of different hemlines this Fashion Week. Oh dear — we can’t connect them to the economy?! [NYO]

• Anna Wintour was added to Vanity Fair’s “New Establishment” list of 100 important people, and Marc Jacobs returned to the list. [Gawker]

Moschino’s enchanted-forest-themed meatpacking-district flagship opened yesterday. [WWD]

• Rumors are circling that Hedi Slimane might have been signed to Art + Commerce, the well-known artist agency, as photographer. [Fashionologie]

• Christian Siriano designed a dress for British R&B star Estelle Swaray to wear on her current tour. [Inside Bay Area]

• Anna Wintour has worn the same marbled turquoise Oscar de la Renta resort ‘09 dress three times since May. Eh, she does this kind of thing all the time. [NYO]

Agyness Deyn was spotted buying a handmade owl frock by New York Couture at the Dressing Room Boutique & Bar on the Lower East Side. [NYP]

• Cameron Diaz was spotted trying on Stella McCartney at Intermix with her rather disinterested boyfriend, Paul Sculfor. [NYP]

Calvin Klein’s Volume Reaches $5.4 Billion; Get Cheap Tickets to Obama Fund-raiser