February 08, 2000
"There's a new kind of glamour that's polished, sleek and sexy," said Ralph Lauren about his collection of simple, elegant American classics. Suits played a key role for Lauren this seasonblack, fitted jackets and sharply detailed trousers and skirts were worn with casual cashmere crewnecks and ivory silk blouses. Fair Isle sweaters accompanied comfortable Donegal tweeds and steely leather pants. Striking crocodile car coats and broadtail trousers added a shot of opulence to the presentation, as did the evening dresses: There were body-conscious satin and jersey gowns, as well as Persian-motif embroidered gowns that are sure to cause a stir at any event.