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Calvin Klein's Francisco Costa Regrets Buying Something Suspiciously "Flashdance"

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Comedy writer Bonnie Datt once bought a chainmail vest "for clubbing"—a purchase she later came to lament, once she realized that chainmail wasn't particularly slimming. Inspired by this, she now spends her spare time asking famous people to dish about purchases which they initially loved—but ended up regretting, for Buyer's Remorse.


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Brazilian-born Francisco Costa is the Women's Creative Director for the Calvin Klein Collection. Although the handsome designer had previously worked with Tom Ford during the Gucci years and with the great Oscar de la Renta, Costa's clean-lined minimalist style made him the perfect heir to for Klein's work. There is nothing minimal about his youthful tale of youthful Buyer's Remorse, however.

Racked: Can you tell us about a time you had Buyer's Remorse?

Francisco Costa: I remember as a teenager, I bought a purple boat neck sweater. I remember it because it was so out of control. And I didn't wear it. And I bought that—I don't know why. And of course I didn't have much money and it was very expensive—so I saved the money and I bought the sweater. It wasn't a "sweater-sweater" it was a sweatshirt.

Racked: And you never wore this bold purple sweatshirt?

Francisco Costa: Never wore it!

It's ok, Francisco. It was the '80s after all.

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