Ralph Lauren Designer Information

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Polo Ralph Lauren, a fashion force

Ralph Lauren is an American fashion designer, philanthropist, and entrepreneur, best recognize today for his Multi-billion clothing line, The Ralph Lauren Corporation.

Early Life

  • Ralph Lifshitz was born on the 14th October 1939 in the Bronx, New York. He changed his surname to Lauren, pronounced as Loor-en.
  • He attended Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy and graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School in 1957.

Career

  • Ralph Lauren started out working as a sales assistant for Brooks Brothers.
  • He  then left Brooks Brothers and went to work for a tie company as a salesman.
  • While at this company, he designed a wide European neck tie ,after experiencing rejection of his designs, he left the tie company to start his own label working in the Empire State Building, and selling his ties.
  • In 1967, Lauren then opened his own store with the financial backing of clothing manufacturer Norman Hilton and sold his ties under the label “Polo” in the store.
  • He then decided to expanded his product range and started designing clothing.
  • At this time, the Ralph Lauren brand had grown quite big and this lead to the opening of the Polo boutique on the famous Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.
  • In 1970, Ralph Lauren won the COTY Award for his menswear line, and around this time he released his first womenswear line.
  • On June 11, 1997 The Ralph Lauren Corporation became a Public company.

Trademark

  • In 1970, Lauren launched his famous short sleeve pique shirt, the shirt since then has become Ralph Lauren’s style trademark item.
  • The official Ralph Lauren trademark ,which are on all his authentic product is a polo horseman.

 Present Day

  • Today Ralph Lauren Corporation, includes over 35 Fashion boutiques in USA alone.
  • The Times reported that in 2010 that the corporation had revenues of 5$ Billion for the fiscal year in 2009.
  • Ralph Lauren was named Chevalier de la Legion d’honneur by French PRESIDENT Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris.
  • Lauren has also won many awards including the James Bicentennial Medal.
  • Ralph Lauren is also today known as a collector of rare automobiles, which are displayed in the most prestige Museum Exhibits.
  • Ralph Lauren‘s Net worth is estimated to be at US$7 billion.

 

 

 

Quote: “I don’t design clothes, I design dreams.”- Ralph Lauren.

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