You might have seen that Lego recently released a set dedicated in its entirety to Central Perk, the coffee haunt of household names Rachel Green, Monica Geller and Joey Tribbiani from Friends. Well, now Ralph Lauren is turning his head NYC-wise as the much-loved show turns 25 years old.
Spanning from 1994 to 2004, Friends gave us some of the most famous moments in TV history, from Ross Geller's “pivot!” screech to that Brad Pitt cameo. And let's, of course, not forget Janice's laugh. And while you might have fancied Ross's job at the museum for your own, it was Rachel's role at Ralph Lauren that we here at GQ were most enamoured by. Undeniably the most glamorous member of the sextet, Rachel Green is now the focus of a Ralph Lauren ready-to-wear line.
The collection, which has been created in line with Warner Bros Consumer Products, comprises pieces from Ralph Lauren lines that already exist and consists of those archetypal pieces you'd expect from the brand (super-luxe wool suiting and Steve Jobs turtlenecks). For girls, Green is the inspiration. For guys, we're given a preppy take on what Joey, Ross and Chandler used to wear to sip their Gunther-made coffee (just take a look at those campaign images). For this you can expect chunky cable-knit jumpers and oversized Nineties-esque denim shirts.
Now, if you're after that multilayered Joey look, you'll have to head to the Balenciaga archive...