Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the Ralph Lauren brand. Since its debut, Ralph Lauren has become an iconic part of fashion's dialogue, and its polo player logo is synonymous with Hamptons-ready holiday style. Now, Ralph himself is set to release a tell-all memoir about his rise to the upper echelons of the fashion world.
Published by Simon & Schuster, the book is set to explain how Ralph Lauren became "the epitome of American style" after his humble beginnings as a sales assistant for Brooks Brothers before he started his own brand based out of the Empire State Building making ties. It was Neiman Marcus who bought 1,200 of his ties, and then his career took off. He only resigned from his post as CEO last year.
"His style is instantly recognisable to even the most casual observer, a triumph of business savvy and aesthetic sensibility that is unmatched anywhere," the CEO of Simon & Schuster, Carolyn Reidy said in a statement.
The book is due for release next autumn to coincide with the anniversary.