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Ralph Lauren Spring 2013 Runway Review

Latin America and Spain inspired this season's Ralph Lauren collection, which fittingly included jodphurs, matador suits, ruffles, fringe, shawls, ponchos, fan-shaped clutches, and lots of black, white, and red.

Button down blouses, vibrant belted palazzo pants, and ruffled tops worked particularly well, while some of the suiting — especially monochrome looks with high-waisted loose fitting trousers — were a bit too costumey (especially when combined with tilted hats and shawls). The high point of the collection were the finale gowns, namely the handful of beautiful, slinky, bead-accented, and ruffle looks which had just the right proportions of signature Ralph Lauren prep and the designer's seasonal inspiration.

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