Tapped for style advice on Diane Keaton’s character’s wardrobe in Annie Hall and Robert Redford’s in The Great Gatsby, American menswear and menswear-inspired womenswear designer Ralph Lauren has quite the growing list of fashion credits to his name.
Ralph’s got a thing for American royalty. Not only has he outfitted ‘80s princesses (the iconic boots Molly Ringwald wore in The Breakfast Club are Ralph Lauren), but he’s dressed modern day Upper East Side princesses as well. Remember the stunning yellow collared, keyhole, belted, and tiered dress Blake Lively’s character Serena van der Woodsen wore for Lily’s wedding? You guessed it. Ralph Lauren. What about the pale-pink taffeta frothy, sugary, cupcake confection with plunging neckline and full-bodied skirt Gwyneth Paltrow wore to the 1999 Academy Awards? That was Ralph, too. Lupita Nyong’o’s red off the shoulder caped silk Golden Globes gown? Ralph. Emmy Rossum and Blake Lively, two stars who reportedly style themselves, are loyal fans as well.
But let’s just say your calendar is free of red carpet events in the coming months, still you’d like to get your hands of a piece of American fashion history in the form of vintage Ralph Lauren. Where do you start? Vintage Ralph Lauren ski sweaters, that’s where! One style writer whose blog is aptly named The College Prepster has curated a collection of the sweaters she’s got her eye on. Check them out there, and shop all Ralph Lauren sweaters here!