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ACL’s Girlfriend | Ralph Lauren SS10

Sep 18th, 2009 | Categories: Random, Women's | by Michael Williams

There is no reason why you should be reading these words and not looking at the amazing photos below. There is nothing I really need to say other than, look at the images below and enjoy the pure beauty and spectacle that is a Ralph Lauren fashion show. If there is one event I wish I would have attended this New York Fashion week, this is it. This first picture of the young lady in the overalls, good God, stunning.

All photos via Marcio Madeira and










Comments: 26

26 Comments to “ACL’s Girlfriend | Ralph Lauren SS10”

  1. yuko
    on Sep 18th, 2009
    @ 11:59 PM

    wow. i really like the looks and i’m glad (finally) someone is doing some old americana stuff for women (rag & bone came close, i guess).

  2. Anna Allen
    on Sep 19th, 2009
    @ 1:25 AM

    hot damn. love it!

  3. Rick/ Know Your Legends
    on Sep 19th, 2009
    @ 1:43 AM

    Good Lord!! Unreal……Look 1 is amazing.

  4. Andrea
    on Sep 19th, 2009
    @ 1:51 AM

    Seriously channeling the Great Depression!

  5. susan
    on Sep 19th, 2009
    @ 2:15 AM

    Very nice. Agree with Andrea about the Depression styling. I love seeing comments from other women readers on ACL! My best friend and I are both ACL readers and often discuss/debate what the “true” equivalent in women’s Americana styling is – and we both play with our own versions. It’s definitely not as straightforward for us- especially since we are not all 6’0 models and denim (regardless of the level of distress) overalls do not look chic on us all- there is a lot of subtleties and value from this show to add to my styling arsenal. I don’t need you to start focusing on women’s fashion- but thanks for showing us your ‘girlfriend’!

  6. Memphis88
    on Sep 19th, 2009
    @ 2:39 AM

    If the Great Depression is indeed the inspiration for this collection than things have a hit a major low point. Beautiful girls, though.

  7. DVL
    on Sep 19th, 2009
    @ 7:35 AM

    I’ve always preferred the Women’s lines to the Men’s. I…uh…good God.

  8. Cary Randolph
    on Sep 19th, 2009
    @ 9:22 AM

    Ralph Lauren is always, always my favorite, and this collection was no exception. If you really love his work, though, you should check out the side projects of his VP Publishing and long time (30+ years) behind-the-scenes creative force (and also my cousin several times removed) Mary Randolph Carter. Google her. She’s incredible.

  9. David Nix
    on Sep 19th, 2009
    @ 11:25 AM

    I’m just not feeling it. Some of those of those looks feel very contrived. I guess it’s partly because my wife’s style is not like this, even though she likes the era these clothes are inspired by. I could see her in the dresses in the top right and bottom left corners, but as for the rest, I don’t think they would flatter her or many other women.

  10. Chris
    on Sep 19th, 2009
    @ 11:34 AM

    The girl at position: x=3, y= -1 would garner a proposal.

  11. Jedd Rose
    on Sep 19th, 2009
    @ 1:31 PM

    I’ve always loved a women’s look that has bits of roughness like this to help accentuate a women’s inherent natural elegance. Seems to me that women appear even more gorgeous when setoff by a rough and rugged backdrop. Good stuff.

  12. Olive
    on Sep 19th, 2009
    @ 1:31 PM

    The “destroyed” denim look as a marketing gimmick is such a wasteful indulgence in my opinion. That said, if one were to wear the denims through to that state from untainted new condition, that is authentic character.

  13. R4
    on Sep 19th, 2009
    @ 3:17 PM

    lets play dressups

  14. Jack
    on Sep 19th, 2009
    @ 7:12 PM

    the outfit is definitely contrived, but if they were your jeans you wouldn’t be saying that right?


  15. dan
    on Sep 19th, 2009
    @ 8:44 PM

    Re: Olive’s post of “The “destroyed” denim look as a marketing gimmick is such a wasteful indulgence in my opinion. That said, if one were to wear the denims through to that state from untainted new condition, that is authentic character.”

    True. I have worn my Ralph Lauren jeans from squeaky brand new to the point everyone thinks I purchased them destroyed with whisking. I always say “now why would anyone do that?” At least 3 rides per week on the road bike, thank you very much.

    And I firmly believe I may be the only guy who wears his “high-end” jeans (APC Rescue) on motorcycle rides. Nothing blows the mind of a downtown fashionista quicker than riding up on a Triumph and stepping off with a layer of soot on my shins, grease spots on my thighs and fading on the inner knee area caused from engine heat. They get the other 3 days of riding.

    I save the 7th day of the week to wash the bikes. Smile!

  16. doane
    on Sep 20th, 2009
    @ 12:05 AM

    Easy with that rabbit Lennie.

  17. polygon window
    on Sep 20th, 2009
    @ 4:29 AM

    good looking clothes/girls.
    unfortunately, it’s highly unlikely that girls around my town (kaohsiung, taiwan) would even consider dressing like that….

  18. roseskunk
    on Sep 20th, 2009
    @ 12:27 PM

    that first photo with the bibs. everything right and everything wrong about fashion. in one image.

  19. Dana
    on Sep 20th, 2009
    @ 8:22 PM

    Michael, I nearly died.

  20. Tintin
    on Sep 21st, 2009
    @ 10:59 AM

    Bonnie and Clyde?

  21. NWDC
    on Sep 21st, 2009
    @ 2:14 PM

    WaPo’s Robin Givhan offers an interesting counterpoint on this:

  22. celica
    on Sep 21st, 2009
    @ 4:37 PM

    Finally. Some inspiration for a woman who is not a typical denim consumer.

    There should be at least one item from each of these images that can make your heart go pitter patter…

    We need more of this. Please.

  23. Christopher Baus
    on Sep 24th, 2009
    @ 12:14 AM

    Not a fan of the shoes except 3 & 12. Glittery leather is hideous.

  24. Miss Jess
    on Sep 24th, 2009
    @ 10:39 AM

    Finally – I’ve been coveting this look for quite a while, and hadn’t gotten around to putting anything together for myself. I dabble more in 40′s military tailored menswear-as-womenswear for my own personal look, but I’ve been wanting to venture more into the Depression-era labor look. No really! So, thumbnail #1, I think this is true true true love. I will be seeing you this weekend when I hit the town for some fun…

  25. Niels
    on Sep 27th, 2009
    @ 11:44 AM

    that is really nice and what I have been waiting for, now it should also be high fashion for men to wear the same thing ! I am an middle aged male professor, wearing overalls as much as possible,a made overalls my signature or uniform, but I really hope that overalls will open for a more relaxed fashion, not only for women but also for men ! take a look on my blog devoted more or less to overalls !

  26. janet
    on Oct 5th, 2009
    @ 12:44 PM

    Adore the red dress w/denim jacket. RL is king.