Ralph Lauren hosts children's fashion show at the Central Park Zoo
With Diane Kruger, Maddie Ziegler, Rachel Zoe and more
The Central Park Zoo in NYC was transformed into a Neverland-themed playground on Wednesday night, as Ralph Lauren presented its children's ready-to-wear show for the Autumn/Winter 15 season. The cute showcase was attended by a handful of influencers, including actress Diane Kruger and designer Rachel Zoe.
The all-American brand used the opportunity to work with some promising rising young stars, tapping 12-year-old Levi Miller — who stars alongside Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara in the upcoming film Pan and 12-year-old Maddie Ziegler of Dance Moms and Sia video fame, to walk in the special show.
“We cast through friends and family, but there are a couple of young people that are aspiring actors and actresses. When we did this years ago, Jennifer Connelly walked the show. And of course [tonight] there is Levi [Miller], who’s gonna be the biggest star in the world soon.” Said Ralph Lauren's son, David Lauren – executive vice president of advertising, marketing and communications for the brand.
"It's very hip, very fashion-forward," noted David Lauren of the collection. "There are a lot of influences, and mixed with that are clothes that kids wear on the playground, like sweats, so it's eclectic. A lot of the clothes are styles that we love for Polo and for Ralph Lauren collection, but we made them for 2 or 4-foot-tall children. It's amazing when they barely come up to my knee."
Step inside the Neverland-themed event via the gallery below now.
David Lauren, Levi Miller and Lauren Bush