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Call it "fast fashion," "runway-to-retail," or "see now-buy now".Lauren's runway show Wednesday evening had the added cachet of literally stopping traffic – the block of Madison Avenue fronting his store was closed off for the glamorous event, held in a temporary glass structure that resembled a greenhouse.It was Lauren's luxurious take on the American West, complete with fringed jackets, embroidered Western-style shirts, SouthWestern ponchos, macrame and cowboy hats.Traditionally, items seen at Fashion Week shows take months to make it into stores.At the end, Lauren – in washed-out jeans and a work shirt – came out for his customary wave to the crowd, stopping to make a happy gesture that resembled a flamenco move. Then he retreated into his store, where champagne and caviar – and the new clothing, of course – awaited the invited guests.
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