September 14, 1999
"Jackie O. meets Brigitte Bardot" would be a fitting description for Ralph Lauren's latest collection, which featured numerous styles stitched up in gingham and polka dots. "This is for a woman who understands how sexy simplicity can be," explained the ever-discerning designer. His palette was heavy on black, white and red, which showed up in taffeta pants and tops, gabardine jackets and skimpy shorts. There were also georgette floral skirts and camisoles, and sensational leather jeans. Overall, Lauren's strong collection worked beautifully by defying conventional rules.