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Ralph Lauren Traded Downton Abbey for Anna Karenina

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Last fall, Ralph Lauren's models walked the runway in tweedy country manor looks set to the Downton Abbey soundtrack. This season, the designer seemed to take a cue from another popular period piece, albeit one from a different continent. In addition to a boatload of rich, textured black, the opulent furs and feathers, dramatic epaulets, cossack hats, and poetic blouses brought Anna Karenina to mind, and we mean that in the best way possible. Take a look after the jump.

Photos courtesy Ralph Lauren

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