Is Ralph Lauren auditioning as costume designer for Baz Luhrmann's remake of The Great Gatsby? It wouldn't be too much of a stretch given that Lauren was in fact responsible for Robert Redford's millionaire look in the 1974 version of the film. Whatever the motivation, the abundance of pastels, debutante printed tulle and cloche hats on Lauren's runway would feel right at home with a mint julep, sipped while lounging on the lawn. For an archetypal Daisy Buchanan-style champagne-soaked soirée - fountain included - there were the requisite satin or richly embroidered mermaid gowns finished off with glamorous tufts of ostrich feathers. Crisp whites, in sharply cut mannish suits or elegant flowing dresses, completed this ode to chicer times in the early 20th century.