Overt Chinese influences on the runway will not stop at Louis Vuitton's spring 2011 collection. (Of course, there was a Chanel pre-fall show before that.) Models in Ralph Lauren's fall 2011 show this morning wore dangling jade earrings with shoulder-skimming tassels, complementing a color palette of mostly black, red, and green. There was a smattering of cheongsam-inflected silhouettes, at least one mandarin collar, and a few pieces embroidered with dragons — one of them worn, strikingly, by an Asian model. The soundtrack included a cover of "China Girl," and the whole thing ended with a pretty wonderful black column dress with a glittery silver hood. Front-row highlights included André Leon Talley, who looked a little giddy when Lauren came out to take his full walk down the runway (a rarity — most designers pop out for a second or two and then return to hiding), and W's Alex White, whose arm was in a fashionable leopard sling. Maybe all the leopard print the fashion people are wearing to shows this season will be replaced by East Asian floral prints or embroidered dragons the next.
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