The editors who watch the Ralph Lauren show always erupt in cheers after the legendary designer presents his collection—but this season the applause came early when the soundtrack from crowd favorite Downton Abbey played over the speakers as the first look hit the runway. Some of the classicism of Downton applied to the collection, like menswear-tailored suits, head-to-toe black looks topped off with high hats and canes, and boyish separates in shades of camel, brown, and heather gray. Quickly, those styles gave way to an ultra-glamorous evening vibe fit for a royal with beaded embellishments, luxe velvets, and eye-catching jolts of fuchsia. Click through the gallery to see our favorite looks now.
— Violet Gaynor