People: Oct. 6, 1986

There was a light drizzle, but in Italy that is considered good luck for the bride. Only a week after word of their engagement leaked out, Designer Calvin Klein, 43, and Kelly Rector, thirtyish, an assistant in his firm, stitched the knot in a secretive civil ceremony in Rome. Why Rome? "I've never been before," smiled the radiant bride. The couple slipped quietly into the red room of the historic Campidoglio on Capitoline Hill and exchanged vows in front of the councilman for the city police. (The mayor sent his regrets.) Afterward, the pair posed briefly for photographers, she threw her...

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