66 Facts About Ralph Lauren

1. Ralph Lauren told W Magazine in 2008 that she used the name Lauren Pierce during her fashion career by chance.

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2. Ralph Lauren is a favourite of the American establishment but he is collected religiously by Lo-Lifes, a New York gang which has worn head-to-toe Lauren since the 1980s.

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3. Ralph Lauren was known for his distinctive fashion sense as a teen, finding inspiration in screen icons like Fred Astaire and Cary Grant while having a taste for both classic preppy wear and vintage looks.

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4. Ralph Lauren reported adjusted EPS of $2.32, ahead of the $2.15 FactSet estimate.

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5. Ralph Lauren served as chairman and created the name and symbol for Fashion Targets Breast Cancer, a charitable initiative of the CFDA that founded in 1994 that marshals the goodwill and services of the fashion industry to raise public awareness and funds for breast cancer internationally.

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6. Ralph Lauren worked out of a single "drawer" from a showroom in the Empire State Building and made deliveries to stores himself.

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7. Ralph Lauren went to Baruch College, at the City University of New York where he studied business, although he dropped out after two years.

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8. Ralph Lauren is the youngest of four siblings—two brothers and one sister.

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9. Ralph Lauren stepped down as CEO of the company in September 2015 but remains executive chairman and chief creative officer.

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10. Ralph Lauren served in United States Army from 1963 and in 1964 he left to work for Brooks Brother as a sale assistant.

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11. Ralph Lauren got married to Ricky Anne Low-Beer, who was a part-time receptionist and teacher in 1984.

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12. Ralph Lauren opened his first independent retail outlet in 1971 on the trendy Rodeo Drive in Beverley Hills, California.

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13. Ralph Lauren has won seven COTY Awards in all, more than any other designer, and he was inducted into the COTY Hall of Fame in 1986.

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14. In 1968 Ralph Lauren finally secured a loan from Norman Hilton, a clothing company executive.

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15. Ralph Lauren presented models of his new ties to Beau Brummell, whose executives understood that conservative menswear was undergoing a revolution.

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16. In 1967 Ralph Lauren began working for Beau Brummell Ties, Inc In his spare time he continued to design ties, now with unusual fabrics and with widths measuring four to five inches instead of the standard three inches.

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17. Ralph Lauren stayed on at Alexander's after graduating from high school in 1957 and became a full-time salesperson.

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18. Ralph Lauren was inspired most by Brooks Brothers' merchandise and its merchandizing.

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19. Ralph Lauren applied as a designer to Brooks Brothers and to other manufacturers of menswear, only to be turned down.

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20. In the late 1970s, when Ralph Lauren formed a fragrance company with Warner Communications, money began pouring in, earning him serious commercial power and financing his next and perhaps greatest innovation.

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21. In 1968 Ralph Lauren left Beau Brummel, taking the name Polo with him, and went into business with the suit maker Norman Hilton.

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22. Ralph Lauren describes the enduring appeal of his clothing by stating: "My clothing is anti-fashion.

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23. Ralph Lauren opened his first retail store in 1971 on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California.

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24. In 1968, Ralph Lauren founded Polo Fashions, introducing a men's clothing line that established his distinctive mix of classic English and traditional American styles.

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25. At the age of 17, Ralph Lauren was working as a part-time sales assistant for Alexander's Stores in New York City.

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26. Ralph Lauren is an intensely private man who shuns the public spotlight.

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27. In 1971, Ralph Lauren launched his first women's line and opened a shop in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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28. In 1969, Polo by Ralph Lauren was established as the first designer boutique for men in Bloomingdale's in New York, the first major retailer to recognize Lauren's talent.

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29. In 1968, backed by a $50,000 loan, Ralph Lauren left Beau Brummel, took the Polo name with him, and opened his own business.

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30. Ralph Lauren joined Beau Brummel in 1967 and soon had his own collection of ties.

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31. Ralph Lauren was drafted into the US Army Reserves in 1960.

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32. In 1998 Ralph Lauren announced that his company would donate $13 million to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, mainly to preserve the original American flag that inspired the writing of "The Star-Spangled Banner" in 1812.

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33. Ralph Lauren designed costumes for the films The Great Gatsby and Annie Hall (1978) that influenced the way millions dressed.

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34. Ralph Lauren started his own company and the next year launched a line of men's clothing, Polo, offering styles that were a mix of English and American styles and that expressed an image of class.

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35. In 1967 Ralph Lauren was hired by Beau Brummell Ties as a designer.

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36. In the 1990s, Ralph Lauren continued to tune into contemporary life.

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37. Ralph Lauren has dressed several other high-profile teams and casts in recent years.

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38. Ralph Lauren was never actually a Lauren at all but his brother changed their last name at age 16.

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39. Ralph Lauren served in the US Army from 1962 to 1964.

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40. In 2009, Ralph Lauren apologized for digitally retouching a photograph of model Filippa Hamilton to make her look thinner.

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41. In 1994, Ralph Lauren acted as chairman and creates the name and symbol for Fashion Targets Breast Cancer, a charitable initiative of the CFDA that marshals the goodwill and services of the fashion industry to raise public awareness and funds for breast cancer internationally.

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42. Ralph Lauren operates its representative flagship stores in New York City on Madison Avenue—for menswear in the former Rhinelander Mansion, and for womenswear and home in another structure, across the street, which opened in 2010.

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43. On September 29, 2015, Ralph Lauren announced that he would be stepping down as Chief Executive, to be replaced by Stefan Larsson, the President of Gap's Old Navy chain.

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44. Ralph Lauren was the youngest of four siblings—two brothers and one sister.

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45. Ralph Lauren designed the wardrobe for the 1974 film adaptation of The Great Gatsby, kitting out Robert Redford in that famous pink suit.

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46. In 1971 Ralph Lauren introduced his women's line, which developed into four lifestyle groups: collection, classics, country, and active.

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47. Ralph Lauren is known for capitalizing on an aspirational style and key insignia which evokes the British gentry while referencing the aesthetics of the American upper class.

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48. Ralph Lauren was born Ralph Lifshitz in the Bronx, New York City, on October 14, 1939, the third of four siblings.

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49. Ralph Lauren worked in retail at Brooks Brothers before developing a line of neckties.

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50. Ralph Lauren is, in short, a maverick and a talisman of menswear.

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51. Ralph Lauren is the first American designer to receive British Knighthood, and no one is more deserving.

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52. Ralph Lauren features heavily—as it does in the film.

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53. Ralph Lauren celebrates 50 years of heritage in New York.

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54. Ralph Lauren will become the first American designer to receive a British knighthood.

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55. Ralph Lauren had previously occupied at least 100,000 square feet in the iconic building.

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56. Ralph Lauren has already been increasing exposure of its brand in China.

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57. Ralph Lauren plans to open a store a week in China, said company president and CEO Patrice Louvet.

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58. Ralph Lauren plans to open a store a week in China, said company president and CEO Patrice Louvet.

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59. Ralph Lauren already occupies 132,700 square feet at the 2.3 million-square-foot Starrett-Lehigh since relocating its North American business operations there last year.

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60. Ralph Lauren stated in May 2014, "I hate when people call me philanthropic because I see it as more coming from the heart".

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61. In 2017, Ralph Lauren's now $350 million car collection took center stage during New York Fashion Week.

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62. Ralph Lauren owns a 17,000 acre cattle ranch in Ridgway, Colorado.

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63. Ralph Lauren celebrated the 50th Anniversary of his brand in a large scale fashion show in at Bethesda Terrace in Central Park on September 8, 2018.

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64. Ralph Lauren will stay on as executive chairman and chief creative officer.

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65. Ralph Lauren opened his first flagship in the Rhinelander mansion, on Madison Avenue and 72nd Street in New York City in 1986.

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66. Ralph Lauren stepped down as Chief Executive Officer of the company in September 2015 but remains the Executive Chairman and Chief Creative Officer.

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