Francisco Costa Is ‘Fascinated With Women’

Francisco Costa. Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/2011 Getty Images

On what Calvin Klein's creative director has in common with other designers: "I think we are fascinated with women," he tells Ryan McGinley in Interview magazine. "If you think of the iconic women who have influenced designers, they are so important. They give a designer such strength. I want everyone who comes in to buy my clothes to feel a little better. I think being inspired by women is really the number one thing. I could not design for women if the woman was not important."