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Ralph Lauren

Polo, Ralph Lauren

1968 - Present

Fabric & Apparel

Military ServiceArmy
1960 b. 1939
BirthplaceNew York (NY)
FatherOwner, Small Business
Era - 1960

Lauren built a $1 billion+ fashion business, one of the greatest successes in the last half of the 20th century. He is one of the most influential contemporary designers, responsible for developing the American look and establishing New York City as a rival to Paris. He is the only American designer who manufactures as well as licenses his designs. In addition to menís and womenís clothes, he created his own line of fragrances and home furnishings.