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Ralph Lauren (born October 14, 1939; under a different name...) is an American fashion designer and business executive; best-known for his Polo Ralph Lauren clothing brand. He is certainly a success story. Starting as a kid growing up in the Bronx born into this world as Ralph Rueben Lifshtz, he turned into one of the worlds most well known fashion designers.

1967 - Ralph Lauren establishes the Polo label with an instantly successful line of ties. In direct opposition to the narrow ties and conventional styles of the time, Lauren designs wide, handmade ties using unexpected, flamboyant, opulent materials. The ties quickly become a menswear status item. “A tie was the way a man expressed himself. I believed that men were ready for something new and different. They didn’t want to look as if they worked for IBM. A beautiful tie was an expression of quality, taste, style.” Already interested in promoting a lifestyle with his ties, Ralph Lauren names his line after a sport that embodies a world of discreet elegance and classic style: Polo.

Learn more about the Ralph Lauren company at the profile I set up on Apparel Search. Or you can check the section I created for Ralph Lauren that helps us all learn more about Ralph Lauren and Polo from all around the internet.

Here are a few links that may help:

Ralph Lauren Accessories
Ralph Lauren Childrenswear
Ralph Lauren Collections
Ralph Lauren Dresses
Ralph Lauren Eveningwear
Ralph Lauren Fall Fashions
Ralph Lauren Fashion Week
Ralph Lauren Formalwear
Ralph Lauren Handbags
Ralph Lauren Jackets
Ralph Lauren Jeans
Ralph Lauren Menswear
Ralph Lauren News
Ralph Lauren Outerwear
Ralph Lauren Pants
Ralph Lauren Petites
Ralph Lauren Polos
Ralph Lauren Profiles
Ralph Lauren Runway
Ralph Lauren Shirts
Ralph Lauren Shoes
Ralph Lauren Skirts
Ralph Lauren Sleepwear
Ralph Lauren Sportwear
Ralph Lauren Spring Fashions
Ralph Lauren Sweaters
Ralph Lauren Swimwear
Ralph Lauren Womenswear

If you did not already have enough about Ralph Lauren from the links above, here are a few more sections for you to browse.

Ralph Lauren Definition

Polo Definition

Ralph Lauren Stock Market Info

Ralph Lauren Designer

Ralph Lauren Women's Brand

Ralph Lauren Men's Fashion Brand

Ralph Lauren Children's Brand

If you wish to keep up with Ralph Lauren current events, you can always read fashion news about Ralp and his company from the Ralph Lauren News section.

Well, if you were actually interested in learning more about Polo, etc., I hope that the above information and links was of assistance to you.

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Comment by Maryanne on April 8, 2010 at 8:06am
In the HBO film, Schmatta, there was a segment about Ralph Lauren.
He was being interviewed( it was an old interview clip, from the early 80's) and he made the statement " i don't do fashion, i do life'. some of the people in the audience at the premiere snickered. why..i don't know. i completely understood what he was trying to say. There is something about this gentleman that i just like.
he is of course a very talented designer, his apparel has a timelessness to it.
but what he did and did brilliantly was market a 'lifestyle' and tied that into a 'brand'.
Comment by Apparel1 on April 8, 2010 at 8:29am
Maryanne - I agree with you. I think the key to his success has been keeping the garments for the most part "timeless".

I am not sure which designer gets the credit for being the first to create a complete "lifestyle brand". My guess is that Ralph Lauren was one if the firsts. If not one of the firsts, certainly a brand that achieved the concept very successfully.


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