After September’s spectacular event at Central Park to celebrate his fiftieth anniversary, Ralph Lauren chose a more intimate breakfast show at Madison Avenue. But the ‘see now, buy now’ looks parading amongst the tables, including some sailor-inspired daywear, oversize trousers, double-breasted jackets and striped tops with themed details such as epaulettes, gold buttons and toggles, were decidedly elegant. Cocktail and evening dresses and jumpsuits in all black and white featured gold details and/or accessories (including the footwear). Other dresses featured big floral prints or came in gold lurex. Indeed, there was plenty of metallic shine throughout the show, confirming the exclusive, upper class character of the collection.