It’s not every day that you can get one world-famous billionaire to sit down and chat with another world-famous billionaire in front of a live audience, but last night Oprah Winfrey and Ralph Lauren did just that. Winfrey interviewed the designer in front of a star-studded audience in New York’s Lincoln Center — and the talk ended with a redux of the designer’s spring show.
But it wasn’t just a chat for chat’s sake. To attend the event, and the gala dinner afterward, you had to donate — and people like Jessica Alba, Veronica Webb and designer Diane von Furstenberg opened their wallets with gusto. Overall, the event raised some $7 million for Lauren’s cancer prevention center and for Lincoln Center, too.
But what do you wear to show a little respect for your host? His clothes, of course! Most of the celebrities who showed up for the event did so in Lauren’s fall collection — so we decided it would be fun to see what the clothes looked like on the runway and in reality. Check out our side-by-side slideshow of some of the looks from last night below.
this is some kind of spaceship or something.