Normally in January, Tamara Ralph presents a runway extravaganza as part of Paris couture week. This year, however, Ms. Ralph, the creative director of Ralph & Russo, alongside her longtime partner in life and business, Michael Russo, decided to postpone the latest collection because of the pandemic.
A few days later, the Australian fashion designer also unveiled a look of a different kind: motherhood. Not to mention the redesigned relationship status between her and Mr. Russo that first made headlines last year.
It turns out that the pair quietly ended their engagement. Instead, Ms. Ralph has started a family with her new partner, the Anglo-Indian billionaire Bhanu Choudhrie. Their first child, Haliya, was born on Jan. 28 — the same date as the Ralph & Russo couture show that didn’t happen.
“It’s a complete blessing,” Ms. Ralph said a week before the birth on a call from her