Ralph Lauren has had quite a few cinematic moments over the past four decades, a notion that was driven home this season when producer and director Joel Schumacher came to his fall runway show on Friday. “Ralph and I have been friends since 1970, when he was starting in the men’s wear business,” Schumacher, who sat in the front row next to Ricky Lauren, said. “I couldn’t afford anything so he would give me the models’ samples.” Schumacher, who himself was a costume designer in the 1970s, said that he was hopeful the writer’s strike was coming to an end. “It looks promising,” he said.

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