Article Feb 09, 2019

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Ralph Lauren offers up Naval whites and glittering dresses for spring 19

Ralph Lauren has served up Naval-inspired uniforms and sparkly dresses for spring/summer 2019.

The American designer unveiled his latest collection at his Ralph's Cafe, which is housed within his Madison Avenue boutique, as part of New York Fashion Week on Thursday (07Jan19).

Celebrities including Karlie Kloss, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Camilla Belle, Zazie Beetz, and Annabelle Wallis were in attendance, with all of the guests seated at tables positioned around the room for the show.

In a statement, a brand representative described the range as full of glamour.

"The spring 2019 collection celebrates a pure and powerful kind of luxury with punctuations of high contrast and sleek shine," they said. "It's a personal style that is sophisticated, confident, and glamorous."

To open the spectacle, model Taylor Hill made a grand statement in a white Naval uniform-inspired blazer, complete with gold buttons, with the ensemble matched with gold hoop earrings and a pair of flowing white trousers. Carolyn Murphy followed in a crisp white dress which was cinched in at the waist with a wide black and gold belt, with Lauren going on to unveil a line of monochromatic numbers with uniform-inspired touches.

However, part way through the spectacle, the designer returned to his preppy roots, offering up a black sweater with a gold chevron design, white shirts, and black shift dresses, with many models carrying oversized black patent totes.

Some of the highlights of the collection included a pair of gold lame trousers, a black jumpsuit with spaghetti straps, a black and white flower print chiffon gown with crossover halter neckline, and a black beaded trench coat.

And Lauren upped the extravagance in the finale, having Bella Hadid sport a gold dress with long pleated skirt, while another model wowed in a flowing gold gown which looked like molten metal as she walked.

New York Fashion Week continues on Friday with shows from Brock Collection, Cushnie, and Jeremy Scott.