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“He’s so renowned for desirable, memorable and modern clothes,” said Glenda Bailey, editor in chief of Harper’s Bazaar.

Virginia Smith, fashion market director at Vogue, added: “It’s sort of Ralph Lauren’s world and we’re living in it.”

She especially liked the gowns _ the knockout floral lame and the off-the-shoulder goddess style _ among them. “They were a tour de force.”

Olivia Wilde seemed to show particular interest in the robin’s egg-blue georgette dress with beading on one hip. How fast can the Lauren team get that gown on the plane for Sunday’s Emmy Awards?


Considered one of the most influential collections on the runways here, duo Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough seemed one step ahead with more trim, tailored shapes.

But they also confirmed emerging trends with optimistic flashes of yellow and aqua, clean shapes and a lot of prints.

The first model wore a buttoned-up jacket and tasteful, though super-short, shorts in dark brown with a tiger print.

From there, the designers moved down the spectrum from crocheted raffia, with a slight sheen and geometric details that oozed crafty chic, to very modern tech-crepe fabrics that hug the body. Both showed that Hernandez and McCollough continue to experiment with texture as much as silhouette.


Khan could have outfitted an entire slate of Oscar nominees with his runway offerings.

It was a glamorous array of sequined, beaded and ruffled gowns with a stylistic focus on Spain.

Khan got a standing ovation after closing with one of his grander creations, a ballgown in silver with a fringed bodice and an extravagantly full skirt.

The Indian-born Khan has famously designed gowns for Michelle Obama at not one but two state dinners.

“It was stunning,” actress Mischa Barton told him after the show.

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