Ralph Lauren, the “man who dresses America,” just announced that he is stepping down as CEO and handing over the reigns to Stefan Larsson. Lauren’s designs are so ingrained in American culture and style that we hope the new vision for the fashion line will keep the charm and easy elegance of the old.
Having influenced his fellow designers and consumers alike, we compiled Lauren’s most iconic looks through his five decades in fashion.
Maia Efrem is the former research editor and assistant to the editor and was also responsible for the Forward’s annual Salary Survey. Previously she served as the editor of Blognik Beat, a blog written by students who emigrated from or have ties to the Former Soviet Union. Maia is a graduate of Hunter College and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
Remembering Ralph Lauren’s 18 Most Iconic Looks