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Best-known for his preppy, sportswear creations, American designer, Ralph Lauren, is one of fashion's most revered.
Lauren founded his empire in 1967 by opening a tie shop without any formal design training. Next up, menswear, before his women's label was launched in 1971.
The business now includes Polo Ralph Lauren, Polo Sport and the Ralph Lauren Collection, and his designs are now synonyous with American style.
Apart from a handful of black dresses Ralph Laurens catwalk was one with plenty of light...
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