ACL’s Girlfriend | Ralph Lauren SS10

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.

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Comments on “ACL’s Girlfriend | Ralph Lauren SS10

    yuko on September 18, 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).

    Anna Allen on September 19, 2009 1:25 AM:

    hot damn. love it!

    Rick/ Know Your Legends on September 19, 2009 1:43 AM:

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

    Andrea on September 19, 2009 1:51 AM:

    Seriously channeling the Great Depression!

    susan on September 19, 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’!

    Memphis88 on September 19, 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.

    DVL on September 19, 2009 7:35 AM:

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

    Cary Randolph on September 19, 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.

    David Nix on September 19, 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.

    Chris on September 19, 2009 11:34 AM:

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

    Jedd Rose on September 19, 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.

    Olive on September 19, 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.

    R4 on September 19, 2009 3:17 PM:

    lets play dressups

    Jack on September 19, 2009 7:12 PM:

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


    dan on September 19, 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!

    doane on September 20, 2009 12:05 AM:

    Easy with that rabbit Lennie.

    polygon window on September 20, 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….

    roseskunk on September 20, 2009 12:27 PM:

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

    Dana on September 20, 2009 8:22 PM:

    Michael, I nearly died.

    Tintin on September 21, 2009 10:59 AM:

    Bonnie and Clyde?

    NWDC on September 21, 2009 2:14 PM:

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

    celica on September 21, 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.

    Christopher Baus on September 24, 2009 12:14 AM:

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

    Miss Jess on September 24, 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…

    Niels on September 27, 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 !

    janet on October 5, 2009 12:44 PM:

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

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