New York Fashion Week: Ralph Lauren

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Ralph Lauren revisited the Gatsby era in his spring collection, which was delicate, romantic and 1920s-themed, right down to the cloche hats.

(Lauren garnered a lot of attention for supplying some of the costumes for 1974 film "The Great Gatsby," though Theoni Aldredge was the film's costume designer.)

Rl1And as a poster child for the American dream, it's understandable that Lauren would want to take us back to those halcyon days. (The irony being that for most of those who can afford Lauren's high-end runway collection, those halcyon days never left.)

Still, chiffon skirts in watercolor florals paired with pearlized pastel-colored sweaters, and crisp white pinstriped blazers and shorts are the kind of thing we've seen from Lauren a hundred times, at all different price points. Evening wear was slightly more transporting, with white, flapper-inspired beaded gowns galore, one worn with a decadent ostrich-feather-trimmed headscarf that Daisy Buchanan would have loved.

Rl2With Baz Luhrmann's remake of Gatsby, starring

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09/15/2011 17:49


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