October 26, 2011
This time, the designer along with Oprah hosted a charity gala. Oprah mentioned that it took her 25 years to get an interview with Mr. Lauren. The event, which included a re-staging of the label's Spring 2012 fashion show, benefited the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention in Harlem and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (to the tune of more than $7 million dollars).
Camilla Belle's dress caught my attention.
Her sparkling, black gown, with its gorgeous embellished train steals the limelight. To me it's one of her best red carpet attires.
Hanneli was Prabal Gurung's date of the night, looking gorgeous in the crimson gown with leather accents. And that's an Alexander Wang clutch she's carrying.
Ralph Lauren's best line came in response to Ms. Winfrey’s question, “How do you keep reinventing?”. “You copy,” he said. “Forty-five years of copying, that’s why I’m here.”
“He would tell you that the fabric of America defined his work,” Winfrey told the audience. “But as a matter of fact, he designed the fabric.”
Images from various sources.