Ralph Lauren Fall 2009 Collection Release

Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren’s Fall 2009 collection is an enchanting mix of romantic luxury and regal elegance. Contrasting elements create depth and complexity — masculine meets feminine, ethereal meets tailored and ornate luxury meets raw simplicity. Feminine silhouettes focus on a slender waist and bodice. Intricately detailed gowns are worn with sharply cut tweed coats while jodhpurs are mixed with glamorous evening tops. From refined black and grey to rich browns, lovat and plum to soft and muted ivory, rose and vintage metallic tones, the collection has a dramatic yet effortless spirit.

Sleek and refined, gowns and chic tailored suiting in jet black and pale grey make an opening statement of pure sophistication. Bold lines, exquisite embroidery and beadwork emphasize sharp feminine shapes. An exquisite silk georgette beaded blouse brings unexpected splendor to a pale grey flirty silk skirt. Blending structure and texture, the striking curves of sculptural gowns worn with structured wraps offer dimension and cool glamour.

The mood evolves into an eclectic illustration that evokes autumn evenings in a chilly castle. Soft shades of antique rose, smooth sand and honey bring to life a textural array of cashmere, silk, velvet and suede. A hand-knit patchwork coat is boldly mixed with a delicate floral printed charmeuse gown and a cozy cardigan is nonchalantly paired with a beaded cocktail dress. Fitted tweed peplum jackets and vests are mixed with heritage fairisle sweaters while eveningwear translates to daytime sophistication when jodhpurs are reinvented in jewel-toned velvet and silk. Continuing the spirit of quality and polished finesse, luggage references and silver hardware update elegant alligator hand bags, crocodile belts are accented with regal crown buckles and high-heeled alligator boots epitomize pure luxury.

A luxurious palette of creams, ivories and winter whites reveals unparalleled sophistication and refinement when realized in a glorious white double breasted jacket with cavalry wool twill jodhpurs. Lavish vanilla shearling coats are adorned with rich embellishment and a slim cream patchwork jacket features hand-embroidery of tulle, glass beads and velvet ribbon detailing. The romance and volume of glamorous Mongolian shearling coats and ruffled jabot scarves is balanced with slender pants and sinuous dresses.

The eveningwear is breathtaking in its innovative beauty. Spectacular gowns in embroidered tulle, lamé and hammered satin strike a perfect balance between fantasy and restraint. A sculpted platinum lamé rose print gown captures the strong feminine shape of a form-fitting column dress. An antique pink silk charmeuse gown skims the body with sensual, plunging draping while a delicate lamé princess dress with layers of tulle and intricate embroidery captures the irreverence of modern romance.