8th of September 2023, New York, USA – With a bumper crop of more than 60 superstars from Jennifer Lopez to Sofia Richie Grainge planted in the front row, Ralph Lauren’s rustic spring 2024 show and dinner on Friday night was a barnburner.
The Bronx-born designer transformed a cavernous space at the Brooklyn Navy Yard into a wood-floored, canvas-draped artist’s loft for the runway extravaganza, then followed it with a seated dinner for 250 in a reimagined barn setting, inspired by his 16,000-acre Double RL Ranch in Colorado.
Bold-faced guests including Gabrielle Union, Robin Wright, Kevin Love, Sheryl Crow, Ariana DeBose, Leo Woodall, Meghann Fahy, Amanda Seyfried and Cara Delevingne chatted and supped on Ralph’s Polo Bar classics like RRL filet mignon and grilled lobster salad, finished with his sinful brownie a la mode.
Ralph’s runway was as tasteful as the menu.
The 83-year-old arbiter of elegance sent out a series of greatest hits, from embellished denim skirts and pin-striped suiting to Gatsby-esque glittering gowns.
Supermodel Christy Turlington closed the procession in a slinky metallic evening dress.
“It was incredible, and each look was more fabulous than the next,” said actor and comedian Mindy Kaling, who scoped a few dresses for premieres when the Hollywood strike eventually ends.
“There were about seven yellow gold looks, and I love yellow gold.” 16
“It’s art in motion,” added actor Matthew Rhys, who joked with his wife Keri Russell that he was picking dresses to wear on the red carpet.
“If I had the hips, I’d get away with that.”