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Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren

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Birth date: October 14, 1939
Country: United States
Brand Name: Ralph Lauren
Labels: Ralph Lauren; Polo Ralph Lauren
Other Product Lines: Babywear, Childrenswear, Homeware, Watches, Jewellery, Restaurants

Overview

After a short period of working for a tie company, Ralph Lifschitz decided to go into business by himself, in 1967. He changed his name to 'Lauren' and promoted his exclusive tie collection under the 'Polo' label. In 1968, Ralph launched his first menswear collection which was followed by womenswear, in 1971. Ralph Lauren's classic tailoring, fine taste, and English-preppy meets classic-American clothing has earned him a reputation for redefining American style. Along with his signature polo player motif; Ralph Lauren represents the essence of classic fashion.

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Designer Facts

Top Facts:

  • Ralph Lauren was born Ralph Lifschitz.
  • In 1972, Lauren first presented the Polo shirt with its famous logo. These shirts soon became synonym for classic fashion.
  • Lauren received worldwide exposure when he designed the wardrobe for Woody Allen's movie “Annie Hall” (1977).
  • Lauren is known as an automobiles collector. Over 70 vehicles are held in his estate, some of them are extremely rare.
  • In 2010, Lauren was awarded with the “Chevalier de la Legion d'honneur” by then-French president, Nicolas Sarkozy.