Ralph Lauren has built a fashion galaxy around his personality. An extraordinary realization, considering he was never skilled as a fashion designer.
A sales set at Brooks Brothers was the ambitious Lauren’s foray into fashion before opening a men’s tie shop, where he sold his designs under the Polo brand.
Fast-forward to the present: The Ralph Lauren look symbolizes everlasting luxury — it’s what you’d wear on a yacht, to play tennis, out to brunch, or at a cocktail party or gala. Lauren designs for every aspect of one’s life—for men, women, children, and the home.
Today Polo Ralph Lauren is a billion-dollar public company that is traded on the New York Stock Exchange.