Ralph Lauren filled his Upper East Side flagship with more than 100,000 orchids for his New York Fashion Week show this evening, giving every guest a white-cushioned front-row seat and butler-serviced Champagne drinks.The runway traced two levels of the mansion, with models walking up and down beige-carpeted stairs — a nod to the old days of couture, when Parisian designers showed their collections in actual ateliers. Fluttering mechanical butterflies dotted walls covered floor-to-ceiling with flowers, vines, and moss.
Ralph Lauren (born Ralph Lifshitz; October 14, 1939) is an American fashion designer, philanthropist, and business executive, best known for the Ralph Lauren Corporation, a global multibillion-dollar enterprise. Lauren stepped down as Chief Executive Officer of the company in September 2015 but remains its Executive Chairman and Chief Creative Officer. As of October 2016, Forbes estimates his wealth at $5.5 billion, which makes Ralph Lauren the 233rd richest person in the world. RalphLauren.com