With his spring collection, Ralph Lauren hewed to his usual brand of classic Americana. Which apparently meant "Dorothea Lange" -meets-Newsies-with-a-dash-of-Blossom."

When you think Ralph Lauren, you think of classic American elegance, like this...

...or this sweet, simple tea dress.


Or even this 40's-inflected lamé.

Not so much Steinbeck.


Or 1920s schoolboy.

Or "King of New York."

Or even "liked-'Little House'-a-little-too-much 7th Grader."


I love how Janet showed up in classic RL, and was presented with this parade of overalls. That said, she can rock a newsboy cap.

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