Ralph Lauren, who exhibited his car collection at Decorative Art in 2011, was in a racing mood Wednesday night in Paris for a screening of the HBO documentary “Very Ralph”.
No matter the dress code of cocktail dresses and dark suits. He strolled through the 18th-century Marcel Dassault Hotel dressed in a white, red, and black pit crew jacket covered in embroidered patches.
“I just did it,” he said. âI went to my restaurant in New York with this. I have never had so many comments.
Isabelle Adjani, Marisa Berenson, Monica Bellucci and Laetitia Casta were among the guests of the chic evening, which ended with a sumptuous dinner amidst thousands of red roses, some bouquets the size of wrecking balls.
Shown in a tight black dress with an open back, Casta said she had just finished filming a television series for Arte called “An Island” in which she plays a murderous mermaid. âIt’s a fantastic thriller with a lot of special effects,â she said. âIt’s quite different for Arte. The message is ecological and feminist.
The French model and actress landed one of her first jobs campaigning for Lauren when she was barely 15. She will become the face of one of its perfumes, Notorious, in 2008.
âSo touching,â Berenson passed out after the screening, which included loads of family films by the American designer, his wife Ricky and their three children. âIt’s rare to find such a close family. This message of love and real family values ââ- nothing superficial about it. He encourages people to follow their dreams and believe in them.
Host Laurent Dassault, co-CEO of the French industrial giant, toasted Lauren before dinner and handed her a large black box containing a toy airliner, a nod to Dassault’s aviation branch.
âI have a plane,â Lauren marveled.
The designer traveled to London for the last stop of his European tour, after screenings of Susan Lacy’s film in Berlin and Moscow.