Ralph Lauren’s spring 2023 runway present introduced a starry crowd to the Huntington Library, Artwork Museum and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California, on Thursday evening.
Eyes had been on newly married Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck when the couple arrived.
“Ralph did our wedding, so we have change into fairly shut,” Lopez advised reporters of her customized Ralph Lauren Assortment robe, with Affleck standing close by.
For the present, she had on a cowboy hat and a low-cut, figure-hugging pinstripe night gown. It is the Milanese-inspired “Alvita” from pre-fall 2022, retailing for $3,290.
“We actually love his aesthetic,” she continued, within the open air at a makeshift backstage space and picture name. “We’re excited to see what he is doing tonight. I can see just a little bit behind you proper now.”
She was noticing the fashions, lined up and able to go. “They’re submitting in,” she mentioned. “I get a sneak peek.”
Lily Collins, too, mirrored on her Ralph Lauren wedding robe, a long-sleeved, hooded lace design. The model and designer will perpetually be “particular and necessary” to her and her husband, filmmaker Charlie McDowell, she mentioned.
“He’s simply an Americana icon,” she added, echoing lots of the visitors.
“He has remained essentially the most basic American designer,” mentioned Robin Wright, who arrived with daughter Dylan Penn. “And he suits. I simply love the way in which every little thing suits.”
“Nothing ever goes out of fashion,” Penn chimed in.
Cole Sprouse is a fan of Double RL, Lauren’s rustic model.
“It is very genuine, well-made and crafted items which can be totally built-in into not solely Western put on simply stylistically, but additionally functionally,” he mentioned, with girlfriend and mannequin Ari Fournier by his facet.
“I am an equestrian and grew up on a farm, so I all the time wore Ralph Lauren in my life,” she mentioned. “And Cole is an all-American man.”
“It is bought a little bit of a Johnny Money factor happening, the all-black California cowboy,” he mentioned of his look.
What was his response to Lauren exhibiting in The Golden State for the primary time?
“It is nice,” Sprouse mentioned. “It is simple. We drove 30 minutes from the home. It is good.”
For John Legend, it was an extended trip.
“He introduced us out to Pasadena,” the singer-songwriter mentioned with amusing. (It was, in reality, San Marino, California.)
“It’s kind of of a trek,” he went on. “However it’s very thrilling to be right here. He is been such an iconic designer for therefore lengthy and has made so many basic designs. I am excited to have a good time his work tonight.”
It was his first time seeing The Huntington Library, Artwork Museum and Botanical Gardens. “I’ve by no means been right here,” he mentioned.
Such was the case for a lot of — however not Laura Dern. A Los Angeles native, she’s visited its artwork and panorama by way of the years.
“It is one of many nice spots in Los Angeles, one of many nice items,” mentioned the actress, who got here together with her stepmom, Andrea.
“I come right here on a regular basis,” mentioned Andrea, a longtime buddy of the model. She’s shut with Buffy Birrittella, Ralph Lauren’s longtime proper arm, who left her place as government vp final 12 months.
“I grew up round, due to them, this wonderful residence of Ralph Lauren,” Dern mentioned.
The evening additionally introduced out Jessica Chastain; Diane Keaton; Ashton Kutcher; Mila Kunis; Charlie McDowell; Maggie Rogers; Mindy Kaling; Chris Pine; James Marsden; Angus Cloud; Sylvester Stallone along with his daughters; Kathryn Newton; Diego Calva; Knowledge Kaye; Kelsey Merritt; Amelie Zilber; Blake Gray; Noah Beck; Aimee Tune; Vinnie Hacker; Laura Love; Emily Mariko, and Rachel Zoe.
“They gave me just a little little bit of a touch about it over the summer time, and I used to be like ‘No!'” Zoe mentioned of Lauren presenting in California. “I simply thought they had been going to do an occasion or child, little presentation. However why would I believe that? They do not do something small.”