Ralph Lauren Family Business Celebrates 50th Anniversary This Year.
Ralph Lauren has celebrated its 50th anniversary this year with a special fashion show in Central Park as part of the latest edition of New York Fashion Week. On that occasion, the American family business has presented half a century of creations as well as a wide range of styles that speaks to a varied clientele and that has made its reputation. Indeed, who does not know its famous polo, chinos or denim shirts? In 1967, founder of the eponymous company Ralph Lauren began to design original ties and opened the first shop by creating his own brand, Polo. Ralph Lauren quickly adopted his iconic logo: a polo player on a horse. The fame of the businessman and designer from New York and his company has grown steadily worldwide. Still today, Ralph Lauren is the artistic director of his listed company with approximately 23,000 employees around the world. His son, David Lauren, is in charge of marketing and advertising campaigns. Father and son occupy each a seat on the company’s board of directors.