Calvin Klein Celebrates Supermodels, Heidi Klum Fetes Fashion Stars

By Lisa Marsh on July 18, 2012 9:27am 

MANHATTAN — Supermodels and fashionistas took their rightful place on the red carpet Tuesday,  as part of a pair of parties celebrating beauty and style on film.

Photographer and filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders screened his newest HBO project “About Face: Supermodels Then and Now” at the Paley Center for Media on West 52nd Street for a crowd of recognizable models from the '70s, '80s and beyond.

The Halston-ettes — the in-house troupe of models for the iconic designer — were reunited in force with Karen Bjornson, Pat Cleveland and Alva Chinn in attendance.

Models from the 1980s were well-represented with Carol Alt, Beverly Johnson, Kim Alexis and Lisa Taylor, the one-time muse of designer Calvin Klein, who was also in attendance.

And the oldest model currently working at 81, Carmen Dell’Orefice held court with her friend, author Gay Talese.

In the Meatpacking District, supermodle Heidi Klum and dozens of former “Project Runway” contestants took over the High Line to celebrate the reality show’s 10th anniversary. Many of the more flamboyant designers — including the theatrical Austin Scarlett, the love-her-or-hate-her Kenley Collins, the colorful Mondo Guerra and the show’s first winner, Jay McCarroll — joined Klum and fashion critic Tim Gunn at the fete.

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