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!

Saloon girl meets cowgirl.

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

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There was lots and lots of leather and lace.

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(Hanging at the bar outside of Taos?)

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

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As is this bag.

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And this one.

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

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

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

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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.

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I also like the idea of ladies rocking menswear.

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

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

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Romantic.

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Fluttery.

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Dazzling.

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Heavenly.

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Lovely.

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GORGEOUS. My word.

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

[Images via Getty.]