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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"Ralph Lauren teams up with the world's most elite watchmaking company!"
Fashion icon Ralph Lauren took the watch world by storm earlier this year at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva by introducing a primarily gold watch collection just when the luxury watch industry was sliding into its worst downturn since the Japanese invented quartz in the 1970s.
Gutsy? Sure. But then Lauren is known for taking business risks. In 1967, a major department store told him he should narrow his ties and remove his name. He refused. He went on to build a billion dollar empire.
And besides, Lauren’s watchmaking project, a 50/50 joint venture with the Richemont Group, has been four years in the making. At a black tie dinner held in his honor at the Grand Théâtre Geneva in January 2009, Lauren expressed his commitment to the craft to a group that included executives from some of his fellow Richemont brands (Cartier, Piaget, Baume & Mercier, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Vacheron Constantin, Montblanc, Van Cleef & Arpels, Lange & Sohne, IWC and Roger Dubuis).
The collection offers 23 styles in three lines –Slim Classique, a round dress watch; the equestrian-inspired Stirrup collection; and the Sporting collection. The range includes white gold, rose gold, platinum and steel, with diamond options, decorated movements and two complications in an all-mechanical line.
Prices range from $9,000 to nearly $70,000 U.S.,
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The Z-List mixed it up with the A/B list for the evening.
Tennis champions Serena and Venus Williams. Venus actually looks nice for once. Red Rum looks good too.
Pretty woman, singer Kelly Rowland.
Singer Michelle Williams. Michelle please eat something! Somebody run out to Brockley and buy her a £1.99 meal from Bertie’s Rooster Fried Chicken. Please!
TV presenter Angelica Bell and the guy is also a TV presenter, but his name escapes me.
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Nacho is a world-renowned polo player and a passionate family man, who through his fame and good fortune, has managed to do what he loves: stay committed to his wife and family (who travel with him everywhere) and maintain a humility not seen so often these days in media figures.
I spent a few afternoons with him while he was here in London to play in the Polo in the Park matches at Hurlingham Park, and we got to chatting over lunch at Cipriani, where he talked about his relationship with Ralph and how he defines success.
Tell a bit about this new movement to bring polo into the cities.
With Governors Island and with London, the idea is to bring the event around the world and as close to the cities as we can to create a fun, new spectator sport—and not just for the guy who goes to the Hamptons. People seem to think that polo is for just a few and you have to be invited and wear a hat and nice things. I love that side of the sport, but I think we need some more access.
What I think the kids get from what I do is that it’s a great lifestyle. They travel a lot, they go to different places, they speak two languages. I get to be with them a lot and spend time at home, which I think is a great thing. The downside is that they don’t go to school that regularly. To me the most important thing is for all of us to be together.
So, tell me about this new campaign: You are now the face of the World of Polo fragrances, Polo Black, Polo Blue and Polo Modern Reserve.
Ralph believes that fragrances are connected to what you are doing and the mood and the time of the day. The World of Polo is basically saying that there is not just one fragrance for one man but a sexy wardrobe of fragrances you get to use depending on what you are doing.
Now that you’ve been exposed to the fashion world, what you think of it all?
I have been working with Ralph for almost ten years now, so obviously I have a lot of friends in the fashion world. But to me fashion is like an art, it is something that is connected to the world. I don’t see it as a separate thing. To me Ralph is an artist. He paints a lifestyle and glamour and creates a feeling.
You are interested and art and architecture--have you seen any good shows while here in London?
I went to the National Art Gallery because I haven’t been in a few years. There is a Picasso show there now.
Do you collect art?
A little bit, yes.
Who are you collecting these days?
I have some Uruguayan, American, and Argentine artists.
Who are some of the American artists you are collecting?
I have a Warhol.
I have a very modest Warhol drawing….but, I am just starting. Right now I am putting most of my money in other things, but it’s something I would love to do more of. I have some Steven Klein photographs, really big ones I have bought.
Do you follow the art world in the sense that you are you looking at young artists that are coming up?
Delfina is a photographer and she has to be enveloped in her career, so because of her we have to look around to see what is going on. And I have a lot of friends in the art world like Peter Brant and Vito Schnabel. So I have a big connection with that side and so I get to see a lot of things.
What is your favorite piece of architecture in London?
I love the Tate Modern.
I am curious as to what you think of the architecture in London because it’s hard to put your finger on it sometimes—it doesn’t really have a cohesive quality to it.
It’s crazy! You go from the oldest building in the world to all of a sudden, a tower made of glass. I like London a lot; I think it’s a good balance. Sometimes it’s a little over the top, but I like it.
Describe a typical day for you.
There is no typical day for Nacho [laughs]. Today I’m in London having lunch at Cipriani; tomorrow I am playing polo in the park. The next day I am in Argentina in my house playing polo; then I am breeding horses on my farm. The next day I am in Brazil, and a week later I am in New York in a meeting wearing a suit or shooting a commercial. Then the next day I am playing polo in the Hamptons and that afternoon I will be at the beach with my kids.
What is it like working with Bruce Weber, who shot all of the Ralph Lauren fragrance ads? Tell me about his style.
He is amazingly focused. I feel very blessed about having been able to spend time with successful people like Ralph and Bruce. These guys are at the top of their game. Everyone who is very successful casts a similar footprint. It’s always about focus, dedication, passion for what for what they do, and you really can sense even with different styles that these guys have a lot of that. It’s inspirational. You see something or you sense something that is the same in all of them.
How do you define success?
We live in a capitalist world and everything seems to be measured in dollars. But success for me is for my wife and my kids to love me. But I also want very much for the sport of polo to be more recognized, and what happened on Governors Island in New York, that to me was a very big achievement.
It was huge.
To have four thousand guys from New York who knew anything about polo, screaming and yelling and having a great time, that was one of my biggest days.
Ralph Lauren Wins Most Popular American Designer at Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards CeremonyPosted by Yoo Hee at 2:38 AM
Polo Ralph Lauren is pleased to announce that Ralph Lauren has been awarded with the first-ever Council of Fashion Designers of America Popular Vote Award .
The awards ceremony took place this evening at the Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City .
For the first time, the CFDA asked the public to cast votes online for their favorite designer .
The Popular Vote Award was presented to Mr. Lauren by Steven Kolb, Executive Director of the CFDA .
In June 2007, the CFDA also awarded Mr. Lauren the first-ever American Fashion Legend Award. Mr. Lauren is the only designer to receive the Council of Fashion Designers of America's four highest honors - the Lifetime Achievement Award, the Womenswear Designer of the Year Award, the Menswear Designer of the Year Award, the Retailer of the Year Award - as well as the CFDA's Humanitarian Leadership Award .
ABOUT POLO RALPH LAUREN Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation is a leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in four categories: apparel, home, accessories and fragrances .
For more than 40 years, Polo's reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets .
The Company's brand names, which include ”Polo by Ralph Lauren, ”Ralph Lauren Purple Label, ”Ralph Lauren Collection, ”Black Label, ”Blue Label, ”Lauren by Ralph Lauren, ”Polo Jeans Co., ”RRL, ”RLX, ”Rugby, ”Ralph Lauren Childrenswear, ”American Living, ”Chaps, and Club Monaco among others, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized families of consumer brands .
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Ralph Lauren - No fashion statement will be complete without a good pair of shoes, a elegant bag, etc. Ralph Lauren match his recently Fall Collection, with this set of accessories to match the clothes in his collection.