Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Ralph Lauren Biography

Ralph Lauren, born Ralph Lifshitz, in 1939 in New York, used to study art and design at the City College of New York and business at City College in Manhattan, and dropped out short of receiving his business degree. Ralph used to work after school to earn money and buy suits that were stylish and expensive. His rich taste of attire soon gave him a trendy reputation among his friends.

He attended the Salanter Academy Jewish Day School and Marsha Stem Talmudical Academy (MTA) and finally obtained graduation degree from Dewitt Clinton High School. In MTA he used to sell ties to his fellow students. Before entering into the fashion world he served in United States Army from 1962 to 1964.

His experience in the necktie led him to an idea of laying the foundation of Polo label in 1967. In the mid 90’s Polo Ralph Lauren became a public company, traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol RL. Polo Ralph Lauren is now a billion-dollar business.

Lauren is one-of-a-kind designers whose aim is to sell "lifestyle", and carry fashion beyond a single item of cloth like a dress or a pair of pants. His idea of fashion includes the overall personality of a person and everything that goes with it; colognes, perfumes, cosmetics, accessories, sheets, drape and even paint. He is also famous for his collection of classic automobiles.

Ralph Lauren possesses over 35 boutiques in U.S. There were 23 locations that include Atlanta, Beverly Hills, Boston, Chevy Chase, Chicago, Costa Mesa, Dallas Denver, Honolulu, Houston, Las Vegas, Manhasset, New York, Palm Beach, Palo Alto, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, Short Hills, Troy, and Washington DC.

His innovativeness is the secret behind his success as a businessman that has made him the founder, designer and chairman of a company that is worth several millions of dollars. He is not only the first fashion designer to have his own store but also the one who sells the whole lifestyle image that has made the most preferred designers globally. He is much more than a provider of designer clothes and home furnishings; he is the one stop that caters all your needs relating to lifestyle image of sophistication, class and taste.

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At February 3, 2008 at 1:24 AM , Blogger TaraMetBlog said...

Interesting bio, I can see why he changed the brand's name to Ralph Lauren, lol.

He also has a house in Greenwich CT

At February 6, 2008 at 4:35 PM , Blogger Amanda said...

Hey you really did your research on this! I never knew all of this about him! I feel like I've almost been exposed to his "before" life.


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