It’s time to get dressed-up again. Ralph Lauren leads the charge

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Written By Jim J Neal

Noe DeWittAbove: The Museum of Modern Art catwalk, outfitted in Ralph Lauren Home staples, such as the Hudson Street Lounge Chair and Langley barware, Silver-plated model cars, and Glass Hurricanes.
Remember getting all dolled up? The moment of reconnection was when Ralph Lauren presented its runway presentation for fall/winter 2022 season to the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan. It was the first show since 2019. The set was a fictional New York City residence, inspired by Lauren’s Fifth Avenue aerie as seen in ELLE DECOR’s October 2010 issue. It featured a whitewashed duplex accented with pops of shiny chrome, race-car red, and a few other details.

ELLE DECOR October 2010 issue. Lauren said that she deals with color every day when she’s working. “When I’m at my home, I need the feeling of floating on a cloud.”
MoMA’s crowd rallied around this fantasy, aided by Gigi Hadid’s haute equestrian ready to-wear. The luxe surroundings were echoed by the materials, which included gold and alligator, velvet, and embroidered calfskin. They reframed black and white as a foundational story that deserves to be seen on the red carpet.

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Lauren has carefully planned a menu that includes event dressing. Last fall, the brand opened its Milan flagship, complete with Bar at Ralph Lauren, its first hospitality experience.
Palazzo Ralph Lauren has been transformed into “Ralph’s Milan” for Milan Design Week, hosting a series invitation-only events. Even if your name is not on the list it’s clear that Ralph’s world is where you should dress accordingly.

This story first appeared in the Summer 2022 issue ELLE DECOR. SUBSCRIBE

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