The final day of New York Fashion Week came with some unfortunate news as the previous night we heard of the passing of fashion icon and socialite, Zelda Kaplan. Her unique style and grace will be missed.
She told The Post in 2010, “I wish more people would have [clothes] made for them. But so many Americans want to look like everybody else . . . I hate to wear what everybody else is wearing . . . I don’t think people should be happy to be a clone.”
As in all aspects of life, the show must go on. Especially in the world of fashion. We decided to feature the Ralph Lauren Fall 2012 RTW Collection today as our favorite pick. The collection shows his legendary range so well, it’s capable of standing alone.
For starters, the boyish looks that kicked off the show set to the soundtrack of Downtown Abbey offered an updated, Ralph Lauren touch to what could have been a dated look. Animal prints, fur collars, spot-on tailoring, pops of color and mixed-prints co-mingled to create well-suited pairings.
To continue the the suiting theme, silk-velvet combinations were shown in black as well as red and deep violet jewel tones. Top hats, black gloves and canes served as accessories. A bold touch of fuchsia towards the end of the show added some spark in the form of two gowns, shown in strapless and one-shouldered designs.
Towards the end, gold shimmered with black as an anchor. This portion of the show had a modern appeal though inspiration seemed to stem from the twenties through the usage of beading and embroidery in flapper and column dresses.
And there it is, New York Fashion Week in a series of highlights from the beginning to the end. Until next season New York, we’re off to London!