Genuine Authentic: The Real Life of Ralph Lauren by Michael GrossGenuine Authentic: The Real Life of Ralph Lauren by Michael Gross

Genuine Authentic: The Real Life of Ralph Lauren

byMichael Gross

Paperback | January 20, 2004

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A fascinating and comprehensive look into the life of American fashion designer Ralph Lauren, now with an afterword.

“Deep-dish...sharp-clawed...honestly admiring.”—New York Times

There are at least two Ralph Laurens.

To the public he's a gentle, modest, yet secure and purposeful man. Inside the walls of Polo Ralph Lauren, though, he was long seen by some as a narcissist, an insecure ditherer, and, at times, a rampaging tyrant.

Michael Gross, author of the bestsellers Model and 740 Park, lays bare the truths of this fashion emperor's rise, and reveals not only the secrets of his meteoric success in marketing our shared fantasies, but also a widely unknown side that's behind the designer’s chic façade.

Michael Gross, the bestselling author of Model: The Ugly Business of Beautiful Women and My Generation, writes "The Word" in New York's Daily News and is a contributing editor for Travel & Leisure. His articles have appeared in magazines and newspapers throughout the world, including the New York Times, New York, GQ, Esquire, and Vanit...
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Title:Genuine Authentic: The Real Life of Ralph LaurenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.98 inPublished:January 20, 2004Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060958480

ISBN - 13:9780060958480

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