We admit, this won us over a little bit more than it probably should have. We suppose that’s due in part to the wearer, who clearly loved it:
Our first impulse is to laugh and call it a little bit witty. Basically, it’s the simplest of simple Ralph Lauren styles with just one detail blown all the hell out of proportion. In a way, that’s almost admirable. It melds the RL house style with a Rei Kawakubo-like examination of proportions.
But our second impulse is to get ahold of ourselves and admit it’s just a trench coat with a train. As interpretations go, it’s not only very literal, it falls into the cliche of “Met Gala = HUGE trains,” which is well past its expiration date.
But it’s kind of fun and she loves it. We don’t want to over-praise it, but it all works for us.
Custom Ralph Lauren Trench Coat Gown
Jennifer Fisher Earrings
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