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Spring 2011 New York Fashion Week: Ralph Lauren 2010-09-16 15:00:06

2011 Spring New York Fashion Week: Ralph Lauren

Bear with us as we try to find the words to describe the raw and refined quality of Ralph Lauren's latest collection. Ready for a mouthful? It's Laura Ingalls's Little House on the Prairie meets wild West cowgirl meets Victorian lady. Everything from a cream linen work shirt with lace trim and an off-white leather fringed jacket to a champagne silk georgette long dress and a deerskin-beaded vest was game. Though the idea of mixing a traditional "Western" look with a high-neck ruffle collar seems ridiculous, it totally worked here. We were digging the dual ode to classic American sportswear and to strait-laced Victorian London apparel.

Toward the end, the evening gowns appeared, and we found ourselves gasping at their beauty. The honey silk charmeuse, platinum beaded lamé, and bronze metallic silk georgette dresses were breathtaking. If a little fringe, lace, and ruffle combo isn't your thing, rest assured, Lauren presented great accessory basics: brown suede bowler hats, sand-colored sandals with woven chain heels, and Navajo-inspired crossbody hobo bags are the must haves to watch for come Spring.


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Lady-Bouvier Lady-Bouvier 7 years
Not for the first time, Lauren’s inspiration came from the Wild West. Flowing prairie skirts, big Texas-style belt buckles, and leather fringed pants strutted down the runway as though in search of a saloon to drink to the ground. http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2010/09/ralph-lauren-goes-west-for-springsummer-2011/
poorcountrycollegegirl poorcountrycollegegirl 7 years
i'm in love with this prairie vibe...the lace is beautiful, and the belts feel really new and fun. this collection really does a great job softening the rustic look and balancing the cowboy style with lots of femininity.
F-Aristocrat F-Aristocrat 7 years
love love love this collection! speechless emotions! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
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