Ralph Lauren held his 50th anniversary show and dinner at the Bethesda Terrace and Fountain in Central Park. The American label celebrated their half century and from Chance the Rapper and Kanye West to Anne Hathaway and Blake Lively, came out to celebrate the house and its founder and chief creative officer Ralph Lauren’s achievements. Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey and a star-studded crowd came to celebrate the designer’s 50-year career. American designers like Tommy Hilfiger, Alexander Ëang, Calvin Klein, and Donna Karan showed up to pay respects to Lauren.
If we will talk about spring/summer 2019 collection, we would say that was amazing. His collection is inspired by the timeless heroine who thrives on originality, creating her own personal style throught an eclectic combination of influences from a romantic kind of vintage to a bold, modern sophistication.
“In celebration of 50 years, I celebrate a woman’s freedom of expression, her strength and individuality”, Ralph Lauren has said.
Ralph Lauren is the most successful and influential designer of his time and he became a nationwide phenomenon after he dressed the male actors in the 1974 film adaptation of The Great Gatsby in clothing from his current line. He never went to fashion school and he didn’t know what a designer was. He knew he had something, but he didn’t know what it was. And it could just have easily been nothing. He said: ““I was very influenced by movies; I was very influenced by a world that had a sense of dream.”
Though he started working with men’s fashion, he is insightful about how women should style themselves. He is interested in longevity, timelessness, style, not fashion. He designs for an eternal woman, a girl who knows how to handle herself and puts herself together like nobody else does.