Francisco Costa Is ‘Fascinated With Women’

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15:  Francisco Costa attends the Museum of Modern Art's 4th Annual Film benefit "A Tribute to Pedro Almodovar" at the Museum of Modern Art on November 15, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
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."