Carolina Herrera and Ralph Lauren Play the Generation Game

The Row highlights the details, while Oscar de la Renta does the diplomatic thing and Derek Lam goes west.

There was something awfully appropriate about the fact that Michelle Obama’s official-for-posterity portrait by the painter Amy Sherald was unveiled smack in the middle of the New York shows. In it, the former first lady and great champion of the American fashion industry is depicted in a Thinker-like pose while wearing a halter-neck evening gown in a geometric print by the designer Michelle Sm...