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Calvin Klein Recalls His Sole Turn As Theatrical Costumer

Alexandra Cheney Dress rehearsal of “Maple Leaf Rag”

In his 43 years of designing clothes, Calvin Klein has only once designed costumes for theater. Granted, he’s been asked a number of times, but Klein always refused, citing other projects. But when contemporary dance icon Martha Graham approached Klein in 1990 to design costumes for “Maple Leaf Rag,” the designer found he couldn’t turn her down.

“She was a legend in her own time and very modern in every respect from her work to her personality.
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Muffie Potter Aston, Grace Hightower Dance in Martha Graham’s ‘Maple Leaf Rag’

Muffie Potter Aston, Grace Hightower Dance in Martha Graham’s ‘Maple Leaf Rag’
Alexandra Cheney Karen LeFrak, Cornelia Guest and Grace Hightower rehearse “Maple Leaf Rag”

Don’t call them socialites. They introduce themselves as corporate chairwomen, published authors, high-profile caterers and philanthropists. And on Tuesday night, Muffie Potter Aston, Somers Farkas, Cornelia Guest, Grace Hightower and Karen LeFrak will add cameo dancer to their resumes as they perform in “Maple Leaf Rag” at the Martha Graham Dance Company’s gala.

But dancing doesn’t come easy, the women admitted at a recent dress rehearsal.
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