There is something organized and memorable about the last day of fashion week. Despite the grueling pace, late nights, early mornings and simply divine personalities we endure, there is an orderly sense of energy at the Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein Collection shows. Publicists are graceful and polite, photo check-in is straightforward, seating disasters are delicately avoided and celebs are accessible, or, if not, polite about it.
Such was the case yesterday morning in West Soho when Mr. Lauren held his 80th runway presentation. His front row of stars dressed in his premium line included Jessica Alba, Olivia Wilde and most of the members of the Ralph Lauren Royal Family.
For spring 2013, Mr. Lauren progressed from something South American to ornate looks that were undeniably Catalan and Castilian, with tomato suede jackets, amethyst silk marocaine trousers, cotton ruffle shirting in white and beautiful scarlet dresses. There were black calf woven totes and hats. The styling seemed a bit overwrought, but the majority of this overload was eliminated when the evening wear flowed in.
Incredible brocade and beaded boleros influenced by los toreros of Spain, black double-faced wool jackets and dresses, a stunning, full-length beaded tulle skirt, and scarlet dresses with embroidery and beading. It was wearable and eternally elegant.
The Eight-Day Week
Wednesday, July 27
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There is, perhaps, no greater email faux pas than The Accidental cc.
Alexandra Kotur learned this the hard way. When the ex–Vogue style director was prepping her departure for Town & Country (to be replaced by Observer contributing writer Chloe Malle) she sent an email to more than 500 close friends to let Read More
Of all the dignitaries, ambassadors and titled aristocracy to fly from foreign locales to attend the 56th Viennese Opera Ball at the Waldorf-Astoria last Friday, Sharon Bush may have traveled the farthest.
Just that afternoon, the ex-wife of George W. Bush’s brother Neil rushed from customs to make sure she had time to throw Read More
Steve Madden has officially taken full control of Betsey Johnson‘s company in exchange for taking care of her outstanding bank loan. Ms. Johnson will remain the designer of her label. [Vogue UK]
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On Wednesday morning, March 25, the socialite and former model Lauren Bush arrived at Barney’s on Madison Avenue to welcome shoppers—with cookies and Champagne!—to the debut of her ready-to-wear eco-friendly collection, Lauren Pierce.
Why Pierce and not Bush?
“It’s my middle name,” the sunny 24-year-old told the Daily Transom. ”Yeah, I kind of debated that for a while, Read More
On Monday, Jan. 12, Donna Karan hosted a party at her Urban Zen center in the West Village for her health guru and friend, Dr. Frank Lipman, to celebrate his new book, Spent: End Exhaustion and Feel Great Again.
"I see a lot of people in my practice that are spent," said Dr. Lipman, who Read More
We celebrated 20 (or 40, depending on how you’re counting) years of Vera Wang‘s career at the opening of her Soho store.
Michael Bloomberg and Lauren Bush agreed on recyling strategies at the UNICEF Snowflake Ball at Cipriani.
The Reader screenwriter David Hare told us he preferred Kate Winslet to Nicole Kidman Read More
At the UNICEF Snowflake Ball last night at Cipriani on 42nd Street, the Daily Transom encountered David Lauren (son of Ralph) and his girlfriend, Lauren Bush. (Ms. Bush’s cousin Barbara Bush was also present, arriving with socialite Maggie Betts; both refused to speak to the press; in the September issue of Vogue Ms. Betts Read More