Ralph Lauren’s new collection evokes 19th century Russia, France

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A model presents a creation from the Ralph Lauren Autumn/Winter 2013 collection during New York Fashion WeekNEW YORK (Reuters) – Wool coats and jackets befitting 19th-century Paris and elegant, hourglass-figured silk gowns suiting imperial Russia filled the fall and winter 2013 Ralph Lauren collection unveiled on Thursday at New York Fashion Week. Evoking "Les Misérables" and "Anna Karenina," the American designer showed white high-collar ruffled blouses with bows at the neck and double-faced wool crepe stovepipe pants. Coming on the final day of New York Fashion Week, Lauren's collection is one of the most highly anticipated among the hundreds put on display during the semi-annual event. …

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