For the coming week Ralph Lauren stores worldwide will be illuminated in pink to celebrate the launch of the label's Pink Pony collection of products - available in store. It is a cause close to the man himself.
"I have been dedicated to the fight against cancer for more than fifteen years," Ralph Lauren explained. "The Pink Pony Fund marks my commitment to this important cause."
20 per cent of the price of each product from the range sold in the UK goes to The Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign to ensure that cancer can be treated earlier and more effectively across all communities.
New York Fashion Week saved some of its biggest names for last, with American designers Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger all showing their spring/summer 2010 collections on the final day yesterday.
Ralph Lauren, who turns 70 next month, unveiled a fantasy farm-girl look based on all-American blue denim workwear, accessorised with sparkling dainty shoes. Models walked down the catwalk to the sounds of Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan wearing stone-washed ripped jeans, denim overalls and flowery, country-style dresses. Blue remained the dominant colour on the runway when the workwear gave way to eveningwear, with cornflower-blue silk gowns.
Lauren said he had been inspired by America's frontier spirit in designing his anti-recession collection. "I have always loved real working clothes... I am inspired by the character of the worker, the farmer, the cowboy, the pioneer women of the prairies living authentically through challenging times". At the end of the show, Lauren, himself dressed in a pale denim shirt, stopped to kiss Janet Jackson who was sitting in the front row.
Tommy Hilfiger sported an A-list front row with actresses Emily Blunt, Naomi Watts and Mena Suvari all watching the show, as he showed Californian-inspired cuffed shorts as well as strapless minis and thigh-high jersey evening gowns. Over at Calvin Klein, models wore crinkled pieces in neutral colours and pastels. Guests included actresses Thandie Newton and Rose Byrne.
Famous faces including Kylie Minogue, Cheryl Cole and the Prime Minister's wife Sarah Brown will also be delving into their shoe closet for an Ebay auction of stars' stilettos. People will also be able to bid for a series of exciting experiences including afternoon tea with Rachel Stevens or a shopping trip with Ms Holden. The auctioneers hope to raise £500,000 to help young women dealing with chronic gynaecological issues like PMS (Pre-menstrual syndrome), endometriosis and PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) women who are suffering from ovarian and cervical cancer and women determined to get pregnant and have a healthy baby.
Ralph Lauren 2010 Spring Collection
Blake Lively visits the Ralph Lauren Store on Bleecker Street as part of Fashion’s Night Out on Thursday night (September 10) in New York City.
The 22-year-old Gossip Girl actress and boyfriend Penn Badgley recently shared a romantic brunch at NYC’s Five Points. An eyewitness told People that Penn was “very doting” and even walked Blake to the bathroom at the end of their meal. The two left the restaurant arm-in-arm.
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