The Brooklyn Navy Yard was the place to be Friday evening, as Ralph Lauren made his return to New York Fashion Week for the first time since before the pandemic. Despite the rain, heat and intimidation the Navy Yard provides, celebrity guests came out in droves: there was Jennifer Lopez, who was front and center at Ralph’s California show last year, while Amanda Seyfried; Julianne Moore; Keri Russell; Mindy Kaling; Gabrielle Union; Jonathan Bailey; Emma Roberts; Diane Keaton; Ariana DeBose; Cara Delevingne; Charles Melton; James Marsden; Jonathan Bailey; Laura Dern; Leo Woodall; Madison Bailey: Matthew Rhys; Meghann Fahy; Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu; Pom Klementieff; Rachel Brosnahan; Robin Wright; Sheryl Crow, and Sofia Richie Grainge were just some of the other big names that showed up in their Ralph best for the evening’s show.
Richie Grainge was the first to arrive for the night, posing solo for the cameras while her new husband Elliot Graine patiently waited for her. Richie Grainge dangled her handbag for a video camera. “Get a little bag action!” she said.
Kaling mixed it up for the occasion, abandoning her preferred colorful outfits for Ralph.
“Wearing black and all leather was a little bit out of my comfort zone – I usually do color and bling and things like that,” she said of her fitted leather suit. “My stylist Molly Dickson is always trying to push me out of my comfort zone. And when she sent this outfit she was like ‘I think you need to wear this.’ I don’t usually wear suiting!”
Kaling is looking forward to getting to wear more outerwear this fall – should the temps ever permit.
“I am loving a statement coat, because I’m lazy, so for me the thing is to wear something very basic underneath and then throw on a coat so that it looks like I am fabulous, but I am really just in a t-shirt and jeans and a pair of New Balances,” she said of her fall wardrobe. “I don’t think it’s ever going to be cold enough to wear [a coat] though.”
Russell and Rhys posed together initially before separating so photographers could get solo shots of each.
“Watch and learn! This is my moment!” Rhys teased her.
“I’m just going to skedaddle,” she replied, moving away from the flashing cameras.
Keaton hammed it up with reporters while Jlo, ever the pro, fluffed her hair as she skated past shouts from the press, always leaving them wanting more.