Joey Shemuel

Francisco Costa

November 19, 2008

When Francisco Costa was tapped five years ago to become the creative director for women’s wear at Calvin Klein, he assumed one of fashion’s most intensely scrutinized posts. Having worked behind the scenes for more than 15 years as a designer with the likes of Oscar de la Renta and Tom Ford, Costa was suddenly forced to grow up fast in front of the most judgmental eyes in fashion and he did, becoming known for a thoughtful, luxurious minimalism that has never lacked in sensuality.