Designer Ralph Lauren photo credit Reuters compiled by Egypt Today
CAIRO - 14 October 2017: “It's the kind of clothes that mothers and daughters can wear, in terms of concept... It's not about age. It's about taste, and it's about lifestyle. I believe women of all ages can wear anything." - Ralph Lauren
One of the classiest names in the world of fashion is Ralph Lauren. Born on October 14 1939, Lauren was born under name Ralph Lifshitz.
As a result of childish bullying, the infamous designer changed his name to Ralph Lauren at the age of 16, not knowing that it would later become a brand. He studied business at Baruch College but dropped out two years later.
In 1966 he wanted to create his own version of European-styled neckties, but the company he was working for rejected his project. However, he was persistent and in 1967, he took a $50,000 loan from a clothing manufacturer to open a necktie store under the label Polo.
He opened a Polo boutique on Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, in 1971. A year later he released his trademark logo. According to the Famous People website, in 2007, Ralph Lauren had established over 35 boutiques in 23 locations, around the United States.”
● Lauren grew up playing basketball and baseball.
● He wanted to be a movie star.
● He served in the American army from 1962 to 1964.
Another quote for the road:
"I don't think women should look like costumes. I don't think they should look like fashion victims. I think these (clothes) are for women that want to look sexy. They want to look smart."