The landmark volume celebrating the life and work of Ralph
Lauren, now available in a smaller, more portable edition. Unlike
many designers, Ralph Lauren is not known for a single signature
look, but rather for his sweeping dreams of American living. Over
the course of his career, the images of luxury, adventure, and
beauty that he created have come to define American style.
In this visually stunning book, Lauren speaks candidly about
himself and his art. In part one, we get to know the designer
through never-before-seen pictures of him in private life and with
his family, living the lives he designs for. In his own words, we
hear about his life, work, and inspiration.
In the second part, Lauren displays and writes about his most
important, most iconic, and most beloved work, hand-picked from
hundreds of runway shows, collections, and his signature cinematic
advertising campaigns. Lauren's aesthetic influence and unique
design sensibility are captured here by fashion's finest
photographers, including Bruce Weber, Deborah Turbeville, and
Now available to a larger audience at a more accessible price, this
unique fashion monograph is a personal expression of the artist and
a rare peek into the mind of one of America's most accomplished
fashion designers of all times.