Carolyn Murphy, 42, and Stella Tennant, 45, Walked in Ralph Lauren Last Night

Carolyn Murphy and Stella Tennant at Ralph LaurenPhoto: Getty Images

Last night at Ralph Lauren, the models almost distracted us from the elaborate set: a faux city street constructed outside the brand’s hulking Upper East Side store. Carolyn Murphy and Stella Tennant walked the runway. Both in their 40s, the models — cheered on by their compatriot Jacquetta Wheeler in the audience — were a refreshing presence in a week dominated by 20-somethings. (Murphy and fellow ’90s super Amber Valletta also strutted the Tom Ford runway last week.) If designers want to sell us on the see-now, buy-now revolution, proving that women of all ages look great in the clothes is a good way to start.