Ralph Lauren's runway show is back in relaxed luxury

Ralph Lauren's first show since 2019 transformed a long space at the Museum of Modern Art into an intimate salon Tuesday night in order to unveil a collection of mostly black-and-white pieces for men and women.

24 March 2022 Thursday 13:11
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Ralph Lauren's runway show is back in relaxed luxury

His models, Bella Hadid and Gigi, walked through guests seated on black easy chairs and couches in classic tailored white trousers, jackets, cocktail attire, and slinky sequined evening gowns. You could see hints of black leather and pinstripes as well as plaid in red or black. There was also a few ski-inspired Nordic knits and elevated riding gear.

Lauren noted that the show of opulence for his fall/winter Women's Collection was created months before the outbreak of war in Ukraine. He said that the tragedy and devastation he was witnessing at the moment was unimaginable.

The guests were asked to wear cocktail attire and sip Champagne while nibbling on hors-d'oeuvre. Mayor Eric Adams, Janelle Monae and Jessica Chastain took pictures.

Monae was the last Lauren to show in September 2019, during New York Fashion Week. It transformed a Wall Street space into an old-fashioned jazz club. He decided to skip the frenetic February fashion week and go off-calendar this time. After his pandemic break, he was looking for intimate togetherness and decided to reduce his crowd. He opted for a more relaxed atmosphere among coffee tables adorned with books and objets of art.

"This moment is very special to me as it marks my return to New York. Monae said that she hasn't been to New York since the last show and it was an honor to be back.

Gigi opened the show wearing black trousers and a V-neck sweater in black, emblazoned over a white button down. Her sister walked in an elegant, form-hugging white evening dress with a cutout neck and back.

Lauren's black evening dress was embellished with a silver New York City skyline at the hem. His models often wore "spectator" shoes with two-tones in contrast black and white. F. Scott Fitzgerald, the Jazz Age.

Lauren's 2019 show was also attended by Golding. He told the AP that it was good to see the faces of people, as if the world has moved on.

Adams was elected mayor in January. He wore a black coat with yellow panels on one side that were painted with African masks. A miniature of him and a small New York street sign were also featured on the panel.

He laughed and said, "This is New York's new mayor wardrobe." "Our city is back. This is fashion capital.

After the final walk for his models at the end of the show the 82-year old Lauren emerged from behind an elevated platform and waved.

He wrote in his notes, "So, in spite of this sadness we go forward together in our hopefor peace, and our hopefor the end of the pandemic, and a return of being together." "It is a great honor to be back with you sharing not just a collection but an optimism for living that respects all dignity.




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