Ralph Lauren
Founder of Ralph Lauren
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Profile
Discipline
Fashion
Age
80
Nationality
American
Honors

Achievement
Ralph Lauren is one of fashion’s most iconic figures and 2018 marked the 50th anniversary of his eponymous label. On top of this incredible milestone, the 79-year-old designer was also knighted and gave the co-sign for one of this year’s most talked-about collaborations — Ralph Lauren x Palace. Most brands with Ralph Lauren’s cache would be reluctant to do anything beyond the most basic of collaborations, but it became clear from the first teaser trailer that this would be groundbreaking. The rework of the classic Polo bear was the perfect encapsulation of the partnership, taking an iconic item and infusing it with the skatewear brand’s signature sense of humor.
 
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