While I was searching for pictures to feature with my last entry about the Lo Heads, I remembered how much I absolutely love the dresses in the Fall 2011 Ralph Lauren collection, and wanted to share a few of these beautiful images. Pictured above is Chinese model Sui He in one of my favorite dresses from the collection, a cheongsam-inspired black dress with dragon embroidery on mesh in the back. Here are some additional photos of it from the runway:

Another dress from that collection I love is shown below, worn by Kerry Washington. I love the retro-futuristic art deco look (the hood and breastpiece makes me think of chainmail armor) that is at once powerful and feminine:

I also recalled seeing the dress on actress Rooney Mara in her recent November 2011 cover feature on Vogue. The editorial shots of her in that issue are incredible, and Rooney Mara is absolutely otherworldly in her beauty:

You can see a lot of Far Eastern inspiration in the rest of the collection, which of course I love. Unlike Elisa Palomino’s fanciful and colorful collection featured a few entries ago, the Ralph Lauren Fall 2011 collection is mostly black or darker tones, and incorporates a slightly masculine flair, with many outfits featuring pant suits, bowties, etc. Read Hamish Bowles’ review and a slideshow of the collection on Vogue.com here. What do you think? Leave a comment.

 

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