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Runway Looks We Love: Ralph Lauren

Designer: Ralph Lauren

Notable Guests: Kanye West

Location: 550 Washington St.

What was it like: A frenzy of flashbulbs ensued as Kanye West entered the swanky chandelier-lit studio space (his first time attending the designer’s show), but as soon as the show began, the entire room instantaneously shifted their focus to a myriad of Western-inspired looks, holding true to Lauren’s sophisticated and timeless style. This time it came in the form of cashmere everything (from turtlenecks to skirts to dresses) in tonal shades, to cozy shearling patchwork coats and vests, to a gorgeous glittering bronze beaded dress complete with a snuggly chic topper and matching gloves.

Why we love this collection: Last season, we were wooed by an inspirational luxury safari theme that had us planning an exotic vacay, but this season, after a seemingly endless winter that just won’t let up, Lauren’s cozy chic collection comprised of layers of cashmere, shearling, and platform boots was exactly what the fashion doctor ordered.

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Inside Ralph Lauren’s First NYC Restaurant, The Polo Bar


January 8, 2015 @ 5:42 pm

If you thought the fashion set were the only ones flocking to the gorgeous Polo Ralph Lauren flagship store in Manhattan, think again. Starting Friday, those looking to grab a decadent bite can get their fix at the store as well. That’s when Ralph Lauren‘s third restaurant, the Polo Bar, opens its doors to the public.

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“It’s just this amazing Ralph Lauren world,” says InStyle Fashion News Director Eric Wilson, who attended the Polo Bar’s celeb-studded industry tasting on Wednesday night. Guests like Donna Karan and Calvin Klein got a sneak peek of the interior of the gorgeous restaurant as well as the impeccable selection of seasonal specialties. “It’s really amazing because it’s very clear that [Ralph] has spent months fine-tuning the exact experience of what this restaurant is going to be like,” Wilson says. “Not just the interior design, which is, you know, spectacular in this kind of dreamy caramel leather banquette booth interior, but also down to the way the staff greets you.”

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The first floor of the restaurant features a brass-topped bar and cozy nook (top), where guests can enjoy cocktails, oysters, and other light fare before heading downstairs to the main dining room (above). “I’m drawn to the kind of food that people truly enjoy—vibrant food that people want to return to time and again,” Lauren said in statement. The seasonal menu will feature classic American cuisine like a corned beef sandwich, the Polo burger, and steaks from Lauren’s own ranch in Colorado. The dessert specialty is Ralph’s Coffee Ice Cream, made with Ralph’s Custom Coffee Blend.

The Polo Bar opens Friday, Jan. 9, at 3 p.m.

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