"The first image-maker", according to New York magazine,
Ralph Lauren was born in Bronx, New York on October 14, 1939 as
Ralph Lipschitz. He first started his work in men's fashion but
soon applied his talents in timeless elegance in women's fashion.
He created clothing for the active women, by using high-quality
tweeds, by modifying men's trousers and jackets, and by producing
shirts in finer cottons. On the other hand, Lauren also produced
his line of Roughwear, directly inspired by the tradition of
America's past. Lauren has promoted a deeply American casual style
in his prairie look, yet developing classic, plain lines that have
given him international fame.