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How Ralph Lauren created an American fashion icon

How Ralph Lauren created an American fashion icon

n fashion, few trends last long but Ralph Lauren's designs have made his brand an icon.

The designer, who has stepped down as head of the company he founded, is best known for the colourful collared shirts and knit sweaters that became part of the classic American wardrobe.

Mr Lauren, who turns 76 in October, has turned the company that bears his name into a $7.5bn (£5bn) business. He will stay on as chief designer.

He has said his style is modelled after the clothing worn at America's Ivy League colleges.

In his biography he wrote: "I loved the...


Oscars 2016: Accessories from Harry Winston, Christian Louboutin and Roger Vivier Sparkle on the Red Carpet

Oscars 2016: Accessories from Harry Winston, Christian Louboutin and Roger Vivier Sparkle on the Red Carpet

While all eyes are on the gowns for red-carpet watching, it doesn’t mean that accessories won’t occasionally steal the scene. This year, shoes had their moment with dresses worn by Alicia Vikander and Daisy Ridley that prominently displayed their feet. Saoirse Ronan’s eyes were flanked by a pair of mismatched earrings from Chopard in white agate, emerald and diamond. And Brie Larson made a dramatic jeweled statement with a belt made from velvet, black crystals and pearls — which drew nearly as much attention to her waist as to her dress itself.


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