Now I've seen everything. Ralph Lauren's "shabby chic" collection for Spring 2010 was panned in the Washington Post this morning. You can read Robin Givhan's review at this link. I have to say, after seeing the clothes, I have to agree with her. She is a keen fashion observer, and she actually panned most of the Spring looks.
As a rule, I think Ralph Lauren produces some of the most beautiful, romantic clothing and accessories on earth. His advertisements are masterpieces. I would love to live in his fantasy world. It's sad that he couldn't give fashion lovers a "lift" in bad times, rather than playing to the mood of poverty, despair, and recession.
Photo courtesy of NBC New York.