The landmark volume celebrating the life and work of Ralph Lauren, now available in a smaller, more portable edition. Unlike many designers, Ralph Lauren is not known for a single signature look, but rather for his sweeping dreams of American living. Over the course of his career, the images of luxury, adventure, and beauty that he created have come to define American style.
In this visually stunning book, Lauren speaks candidly about himself and his art. In part one, we get to know the designer through never-before-seen pictures of him in private life and with his family, living the lives he designs for. In his own words, we hear about his life, work, and inspiration.
In the second part, Lauren displays and writes about his most important, most iconic, and most beloved work, hand-picked from hundreds of runway shows, collections, and his signature cinematic advertising campaigns. Lauren’s aesthetic influence and unique design sensibility are captured here by fashion’s finest photographers, including Bruce Weber, Deborah Turbeville, and Patrick Demarchelier.
Now available to a larger audience at a more accessible price, this unique fashion monograph is a personal expression of the artist and a rare peek into the mind of one of America’s most accomplished fashion designers of all times.
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Ralph Lauren: the Man, the Vision, the Style by Colin McDowell Cassell £30, pp205 About a month ago, it was reported that multimillionaire fashion designer Ralph Lauren was so displeased with a forthcoming book about himself that he had withdrawn his co-operation and sought out another biographer...Dec 29 2002 | Read Full Review of Ralph Lauren
The text is fawning (McDowell regards Lauren as possessing a "protean genius") and comprehensive (e.g., he explains the logistics of one of Lauren's fashion shoots, on a private ranch in Hawaii, which used lion cubs and a zebra as props).| Read Full Review of Ralph Lauren
At the same time, his clothes have made it possible for anyone -- from the celebrity shopping at the high-end Ralph Lauren boutique in Malibu to the housewife shopping at the Ralph Lauren factory outlet in Camarillo -- to attain status, just by wearing a Polo pony On the runway, there was a b...Sep 21 2009 | Read Full Review of Ralph Lauren
Alongside the electric-yellow jacket in the designer’s illuminating resort collection were pieces like a one-shouldered apple-green evening dress in languid silk satin, a belted, tangerine safari jacket in suede, and an elegantly simple hyacinth-pink column dress.Jun 20 2012 | Read Full Review of Ralph Lauren
Back in 1974, Ralph Lauren costumed a big-screen version of The Great Gatsby, starring Mia Farrow (as Daisy Buchanan) and Robert Redford (as the titular Gatsby).Sep 15 2011 | Read Full Review of Ralph Lauren
The best, subtly tailored in linen, some with a just-puffed sleeve, looked perfectly timeless, like all the best Ralph Lauren.Sep 16 2010 | Read Full Review of Ralph Lauren
Before Downton Abbey, we had Gosford Park, and before Gosford Park, we had Ralph Lauren, whose achingly romantic and lovingly nuanced idea of grand English country living has had a cinematic sweep that could give Downton and Gosford a run for their pounds, shilling, and pence.Feb 16 2012 | Read Full Review of Ralph Lauren
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