At the age of 16, Ralph and his brother Jerry changed their last name to Lauren after being teased at school for their original second name Lifshitz. Ralph Lauren was known from a young age for his fashion sense replicating his silver screen heroes such as Fred Astaire and Cary Grant. This preppy vintage inspired look quickly became iconic for Ralph Lauren as he moved into his first job in the fashion industry at Brooks Brothers. While at Brook Brothers, Ralph Lauren developed a line of neckties and in 1968, he started his business out of a tiny showroom in the Empire State Building selling his Polo designs which today has grown to an international empire. During the 1970s, Ralph Lauren extended his love for film and by designing the wardrobe for the 1974 film adaptation of The Great Gatsby (starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow), he also designed and dressed Diane Keaton in her distinctive look in the 1977 comedy Annie Hall. Polo Ralph Lauren’s ties in fashion and popular culture has perfectly provided Ralph Lauren the platform to include fragrances, home furnishings, luxury clothing and lifestyle items all based on Ralph’s imagination and invention of high society life.
Polo Ralph Lauren eyewear presents the same iconic status his empire is recognized for across the world. Polo Ralph Lauren eyewear reflects the continuously celebrated vision that is classic yet youthful. Each pair of Ralph Lauren frames can be described as easy, energetic, young and cool with an all-American edge. From Western-inspired metal detailing, Ralph Lauren sunglasses show the finest craftsmanship and undeniable quality of their vintage frame shapes that embody classic elegance. Polo Ralph Lauren frames come in a wide range of styles from classic Ivy League compositions to luxe-sportswear inspired opticals that are designed with the discerning modern-day customer in mind.
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