An American In Paris: Ralph Lauren Opens New Flagship Store

by EMMA WATKINSON · April 19, 2010

Ralph Lauren and familyLast Thursday saw Ralph Lauren welcome 100 friends of his most intimate circle to a dinner to celebrate the opening of the new Ralph Lauren flagship store in Paris. Possibly the most stylish guest list, attendees included Carine Roitfeld, Editor-in-Chief of French Vogue, Karl Lagerfeld, Melanie Laurent and Sonia Rykiel.

Ralph Lauren's family was out in full force to support the designer, as well as Lauren Bush who is currently dating the dishy David Lauren. Not exclusively a fashion pack party though, actors Kevin Spacey, Michelle Yeoh, Jean Reno and Gerard Depardieu were also spotted.

The brand spanking new flagship store at 173, Boulevard Saint Germain is the largest Ralph Lauren store in Europe. Aficionados of the classic American label can now enjoy 6 floors of it and when shopping gets too much, there's the first ever Ralph Lauren restaurant in which shoppers can wine and dine old to their heart's delight. Promising the best hamburgers and fries in stable-themed "Ralph's", Parisians can enjoy a taste of old Americana.

Ralph and Ricky Lauren Karl Lagerfeld Ralph Lauren, Ricky Lauren            Karl Lagerfeld

Carine RoitfieldSonia Rykiel Carine Roitfeld                              Sonia Rykiel

Kevin Spacey Jean and Zofia Reno Kevin Spacey                                 Jean Reno, Zofia Reno

Lauren Bush and Ricky Lauren Melanie Laurent Lauren Bush, David Lauren           Melanie Laurent

Michelle YeohGerard Depardieu Michelle Yeoh --------------- Gerard Depardieu

Isabelle HuppertDylan Lauren Isabelle Huppert -------------Dylan Lauren

Ralph Lauren flagship store

[Photos courtesy of Bauer Griffin]