Ralph Lauren Is For The Deadwood-Loving Wild, Wild West Woman In YouS

Ralph Lauren is obsessed with Americana, and today's spring 2011 collection was a romanticization of The West. Think wide open spaces, prairie prints, cowgirl plaids, leather, lace. Think Paul Newman on a bike in Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid!

Ralph Lauren Is For The Deadwood-Loving Wild, Wild West Woman In YouS

Saloon girl meets cowgirl.

Ralph Lauren Is For The Deadwood-Loving Wild, Wild West Woman In YouS

Ralph Lauren Is For The Deadwood-Loving Wild, Wild West Woman In YouS

When times are tough, you can sew all of Grandma's doilies together and make a duster.

Ralph Lauren Is For The Deadwood-Loving Wild, Wild West Woman In YouS

There was lots and lots of leather and lace.

Ralph Lauren Is For The Deadwood-Loving Wild, Wild West Woman In YouS

(Hanging at the bar outside of Taos?)

Ralph Lauren Is For The Deadwood-Loving Wild, Wild West Woman In YouS

Ralph Lauren Is For The Deadwood-Loving Wild, Wild West Woman In YouS

Ralph Lauren Is For The Deadwood-Loving Wild, Wild West Woman In YouS

Lauren wasn't just influenced by the West, but by the Southwest: This vest seems Navajo-blanket-esque.

Ralph Lauren Is For The Deadwood-Loving Wild, Wild West Woman In YouS

As is this bag.

Ralph Lauren Is For The Deadwood-Loving Wild, Wild West Woman In YouS

And this one.

Ralph Lauren Is For The Deadwood-Loving Wild, Wild West Woman In YouS

How much do you think this faux-vintage cultural appropriation costs?

Ralph Lauren Is For The Deadwood-Loving Wild, Wild West Woman In YouS

In case you haven't figured it out by now, white is going to be big for spring 2011.

Ralph Lauren Is For The Deadwood-Loving Wild, Wild West Woman In YouS

The ruffles on the blouse are dumb, but the bag! Swooning over the doctor's bag. I am robbing this lady's stagecoach.

Ralph Lauren Is For The Deadwood-Loving Wild, Wild West Woman In YouS

This is not my style, and I would never wear it even if I could afford it, but I do like the idea of pairing soft with rugged; workman's pants with lace.

Ralph Lauren Is For The Deadwood-Loving Wild, Wild West Woman In YouS

I also like the idea of ladies rocking menswear.

Ralph Lauren Is For The Deadwood-Loving Wild, Wild West Woman In YouS

Ralph Lauren Is For The Deadwood-Loving Wild, Wild West Woman In YouS

Ralph Lauren Is For The Deadwood-Loving Wild, Wild West Woman In YouS

The very literal Western stuff - fringed pants, whip-stitched leather — seems kind of hokey.

Ralph Lauren Is For The Deadwood-Loving Wild, Wild West Woman In YouS

Ralph Lauren Is For The Deadwood-Loving Wild, Wild West Woman In YouS

Ralph Lauren Is For The Deadwood-Loving Wild, Wild West Woman In YouS

But Ralph Lauren knows a thing or two about pretty gowns. And in that respect, he did not fail. This is dreamy.

Ralph Lauren Is For The Deadwood-Loving Wild, Wild West Woman In YouS

Romantic.

Ralph Lauren Is For The Deadwood-Loving Wild, Wild West Woman In YouS

Fluttery.

Ralph Lauren Is For The Deadwood-Loving Wild, Wild West Woman In YouS

Dazzling.

Ralph Lauren Is For The Deadwood-Loving Wild, Wild West Woman In YouS

Heavenly.

Ralph Lauren Is For The Deadwood-Loving Wild, Wild West Woman In YouS

Lovely.

Ralph Lauren Is For The Deadwood-Loving Wild, Wild West Woman In YouS

Ralph Lauren Is For The Deadwood-Loving Wild, Wild West Woman In YouS

Ralph Lauren Is For The Deadwood-Loving Wild, Wild West Woman In YouS

GORGEOUS. My word.

Ralph Lauren Is For The Deadwood-Loving Wild, Wild West Woman In YouS

!!!

Ralph Lauren Is For The Deadwood-Loving Wild, Wild West Woman In YouS

Ralph Lauren Is For The Deadwood-Loving Wild, Wild West Woman In YouS

The man buys into his own ideas of "America," that's for sure.

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