Ever wonder what it’s like to be in a Ralph Lauren ad? We experienced this first hand at the 32nd Annual Harriman Cup with our favorite social university, IVY. Thousands of ladies and gentlemen gathered at Bethpage State Park in Long Island to cheer on the polo alumni teams of Yale and University of Virginia. The Harriman Cup is so much more than a polo match. It is an annual fundraiser and, for many, marks the end of summer and the final opportunity to sport seersucker jackets, obnoxiously colored pants and elaborate hats or fascinators.
The Harriman Cup is a non-profit that was founded in 1984. The goal of the organization is to promote polo and support collegiate polo programs at Yale and UVA. Hundreds of fashionable Manhattanites boarded the LIRR at Penn Station for a quick 50 min train ride to Bethpage.
Dressing up is a significant part of the Harriman Cup. Ralph, Ted and Lilly were all equally represented at the event. Women wore summer dresses with large, floppy hats or extravagant fascinators while the gentlemen sported navy jackets, bright bow-ties, and pocketsquares. Awards were distributed to best dressed, best hat, best fascinator, best tailgate and best dog.
Tailgating is another big part of the Harriman Cup. We sipped on Deep Eddy Vodka cocktails and dined on yummy hors d’oeuvres throughout the day in the IVY tent.
The vintage cars showcased at the event made for excellent photo ops. Somehow Kanchana even got to hold the trophy!
Thanks to IVY for organizing a wonderful day and Sunny for taking these amazing shots. Congrats to UVA on their fifth consecutive win at 16 vs. 7 and cheers to our final chance to summer in style!
“The Polo Lounge is like a fine old mink coat: opulent, dignified and warm.”––Bryan Miller
I love your post. Seems like you guys had fun at the Harriman Cup. I absolutely love your outfits!
Seems like you really had a nice time there! I would also love to attend an event like this sometime, thanks for sharing your experience with us!
What a fun day! That would definitely be a fun event to celebrate before the end of summer.
wow! Looks like a great event! I miss event so much! it looks like a dream to me now
Such a fun post. The cars look neat too!
What a celebration of time shared! I really like your ways of making this life a truly remarkable experience.
Oh this looks like a great event! I miss going on event like this because of pandemic people stay at home for now.
The event looks so beautiful! I love the setting and the relaxed vibes of everyone! Your collage of pics is nice… which tool or software do you use for photo editing?
What a fun day, looks like everyone was able to enjoy themselves!
This sounds like so much fun – getting all dressed up, having fun with your friends, taking pictures with classic cars. I’m sure you had an amazing time!
You all do look like you came out of a Ralph Lauren ad. Looks very nice and every dressed and cleaned up nicely.
This looks like it was a ton of fun. You all look lovely in your gorgeous outfits! This is definitely Ralph Lauren ad material.
Wow it looks like you had a ton of fun! What a cool thing to experience, looks like an amazing time!
Definitely looks like a fun event. Hopefully we get to do things like this soon.