Welcome to Ralph’s Club, only open for one night. And what a dazzling establishment it is.
America’s ultimate aspirational lifestyle designer, Ralph Lauren, didn’t just rent a room for his show – he built an entire black-and-white Art Deco-inspired nightclub in a former bank on Wall Street and asked his 230 guests to keep costuming to the same colors. From the ornate, three-tiered chandeliers to the sunrise mirrors, silvered columns and skyscraper-lit lights, his team created a Gatsby-esque after-hours hotspot. Only the original double-curved staircase remained un-Ralphed. Several hundred guests, including Cate Blanchett, Mandy Moore and Henry Golding, sat at tables imbibing and eating with ease while models such as Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid sauntered through the space in variations on the traditional tuxedo and gown. Following the runway portion of the evening’s events, Lauren earned a standing ovation when he ascended into the space.