For Ralph Lauren’s 50th anniversary show, the brand returned to the same location as his 40th in 2008, this time round at the famous Bethesda Terrace in Central Park. The show attendees included celebrities like Kanye West, Anna Wintour, Oprah Winfrey, Hillary Clinton, Jessica Chastain, Robert Di Niro, designer icons Tommy Hilfiger and Diane Von Furstenberg, to name a few.
“MY 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION IS INSPIRED BY THE TIMELESS HEROINE WHO THRIVES ON ORIGINALITY, CREATING HER OWN PERSONAL STYLE THROUGH AN ECLECTIC COMBINATION OF INFLUENCES, FROM A ROMANTIC KIND OF VINTAGE TO A BOLD, MODERN SOPHISTICATION. IN CELEBRATION OF 50 YEARS, I CELEBRATE A WOMAN’S FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, HER STRENGTH AND INDIVIDUALITY.” Ralph Lauren
The western influences dominated the first half of the show, while the All-American cool was seen in the high-low mix of sequinned skirts and heavily embellished everyday wear paired with a cable-knit jumper for women and tailored tweed jackets worn with dungarees for men. The Polo brand was well represented, as was Ralph Lauren sport, ski and scholar chic.
“To design without fashion in mind, to design something that is legendary and timeless, is what I aspire to.” Ralph Lauren