Ponying Up

What Dakota Johnson, Lupita Nyong'o, and co. wore to the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic


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If you've been wondering how Nacho Figueras' pelvis is doing, rest assured. "It's back in business," he told on Saturday. Fashion's favorite polo player had to sit out last year's Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic because of a broken tailbone, but this time around he returned to Liberty State Park with every intention of winning, even if he was playing it cool wardrobe-wise. Figueras skipped his signature haberdashery (he's been the face of Ralph Lauren Black Label since 2005) and instead opted for a blazer, jeans, and Rolling Stones tee. Why so casual?

"Well, I woke up like this, I felt like the Rolling Stones." Everyone else, on the other hand, seemed to take dressing up rather seriously. "Fashion loves a polo match," said Steven Kolb. "It's all about showing off your linen, your khaki, your sunglasses." Not to mention a sensible pair of shoes. At halftime, guests took to the pitch for the obligatory round of divot stomping. Actress Dakota Johnson was wearing Tabitha Simmons flats. "I'm excited because it's a saying I use in real life—one should always fix one's divots," she said. "That's why I wore these!"

"I enjoy dressing up. But I do also enjoy dressing down," Lupita Nyong'o remarked as she took in the match alongside friend Olivia Munn and their mutual stylist, Micaela Erlanger. Carly Cushnie of Cushnie et Ochs went as far as to wonder if the crowd, which also included Julianne Moore and Busy Philipps, was actually paying attention. "It's about dressing up, the colors, the champagne, watching beautiful men on beautiful horses. Is anyone really watching the sport?" If they were, they would have noticed that Figueras led his Black Watch team to a 12-10 victory over the Veuve Clicquot opposition.

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