Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren

by Joanne Mattern
     
 

When he graduated from high school, Ralph Lauren listed his ambition in life as "millionaire." This was an unlikely goal for a boy growing up in a working-class Jewish family in 1940s New York City. However, what Lauren lacked in experience he made up for in style and hard work. In just 10 years, Lauren went from selling ties to starting his own company. That

Overview

When he graduated from high school, Ralph Lauren listed his ambition in life as "millionaire." This was an unlikely goal for a boy growing up in a working-class Jewish family in 1940s New York City. However, what Lauren lacked in experience he made up for in style and hard work. In just 10 years, Lauren went from selling ties to starting his own company. That company became one of the most influential fashion houses in history, known around the world for its classic American styling. Despite setbacks and difficulties, he changed the way Americans thought about dressing and became a fashion superstar and icon, who still influences us today.

Famous Fashion Designers celebrates the lives of the most important designers in the history of fashion. These biographies examine the creative inspiration and career trajectory of the tastemakers who have influenced the way we dress.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604139785
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Series:
Famous Fashion Designers Series
Pages:
104
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

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