Carolyn Murphy, 42, and Stella Tennant, 45, Walked in Ralph Lauren Last Night

Carolyn Murphy and Stella Tennant at Ralph Lauren

Last night at Ralph Lauren, the models almost distracted us from the elaborate set: a faux city street constructed outside the brand’s hulking Upper East Side store. Carolyn Murphy and Stella Tennant walked the runway. Both in their 40s, the models — cheered on by their compatriot Jacquetta Wheeler in the audience — were a refreshing presence in a week dominated by 20-somethings. (Murphy and fellow ’90s super Amber Valletta also strutted the Tom Ford runway last week.) If designers want to sell us on the see-now, buy-now revolution, proving that women of all ages look great in the clothes is a good way to start.

Two Models in Their 40s Walked in Ralph Lauren Last Night