Ralph Lauren takes a spin with new venue, luxury cars and catwalk models Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid. (Sept. 13) AP
Take it from us: The value of Ralph Lauren's garage is equal to the GDP of a small nation.
Instead of holding his New York Fashion Week show in one of the five boroughs, Lauren chauffeured VIPs out to his garage in Bedford, N.Y., to view his latest collection among his eye-popping collection of Bugattis, Bentleys, Ferraris and every other luxury car one could imagine.
The list of celebrity attendees included Lauren's current muse and face of his newest fragrance Jessica Chastain, along with the actress he iconically dressed inAnnie Hall, Diane Keaton. Other A-listers included Katie Holmes (sans Jamie Foxx), Nina Dobrev, Diane von Furstenberg, Donna Karan, Armie Hammer and Anna Wintour, among others.
On the runway, famous faces included Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid, who modeled billowing ball gowns in black/yellow and red, respectively. And while Kaia Gerber has been turning heads during her first fashion week, the 16-year-old daughter of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber also has a model brother, Presley, who modeled at the show.
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The show included Lauren's women’s and men’s Purple Label looks, and since the garage setting of luxury cars screamed James Bond, the designer was more than happy to outfit his models to fit the theme, with plenty of gray tweed and leather trenches alongside racing stripes and bomber jackets over suits. And for female Bonds, Lauren interspersed slinky gowns and tulle skirts with suspenders, smoking jackets and other impeccably tailored menswear-inspired looks.
Even the waiters were dapper, wearing matching Lauren-emblazoned jumpsuits, looking like members of a chic pit crew who've never stepped close to a NASCAR race. At the end of the show, Lauren emerged in his own racing jumpsuit, hugging guests and waving to the crowd.
Unlike Rihanna's motocross-crazy Fenty x Puma show, none of Lauren's vintage motorcycles came to life during the show. Besides, did anyone really expect the designer to dirty his garage's spotless carpets?
Lauren greets his fans. (Photo: ANGELA WEISS, AFP/Getty Images)
See more tweets from the show below.
Ralph Lauren waved goodbye to the five boroughs and hello to his garage in Bedford, NY, where he held his New York Fashion Week show in the aisles between his luxury cars. Click through for more scenes from NYFW day six. ANGELA WEISS, AFP/Getty Images
Bella Hadid embodied the red dancing emoji during Ralph Lauren, down to her twirl on the runway. ANGELA WEISS, AFP/Getty Images
Kendall Jenner also walked the Ralph Lauren show in a black-and-yellow gown. ANGELA WEISS, AFP/Getty Images
The Ralph Lauren runway was a family affair for the Hadids, with Gigi and Bella's younger brother Anwar also modeling in the show. ANGELA WEISS, AFP/Getty Images
Similarly, Presley Gerber — the son of Cindy Crawford — also walked in the RL show, following his sister Kaia Gerber's head-turning stints on NYFW runways this week. ANGELA WEISS, AFP/Getty Images
The fashion week fun isn't over yet -- Tuesday marks the sixth day of NYFW, as designers continue to show their latest collections in New York. Emma Roberts was on hand for the Coach spring 2018 show on Sept. 12, 2017. Dave Kotinsky, Getty Images for Coach
As was James Franco. Lars Niki, Getty Images for Coach
He also posed for a picture with Coach creative director Stuart Vevers. Lars Niki, Getty Images for Coach
Kacy Hill, Charli XCX and Sabrina Carpenter also attended the show. Lars Niki, Getty Images for Coach
Plus size line Torrid also presented a new collection. Frazer Harrison, Getty Images For NYFW: The Shows
The designs included casual looks and maxi dresses. Frazer Harrison, Getty Images For NYFW: The Shows
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