His own way to success - Ralph Lauren as role model
Ralph Lauren (also known as Ralph Lifshitz) lives the American dream. It's obvious that you can go a conventional way, which is probably the easiest way for anyone to go. But with a lot of effort, sweat, tears and even more sweat, everyone can be his lucky blacksmith. Everyone has his destiny in his own hand. And that's what Ralph Lauren stands for.
The man with Jewish roots, who was born in the Bronx on October 14, 1939, and changed his last name at the age of 16, had a special flair for fashion from an early age. Already at the age of 12 he invested his money in expensive suits.
As he grew up and aged, and was in high school, he was already running his own business model. Ralph Lauren created his own ties at the age of 16 and sold them to his classmates. No one could have imagined that these neckties would become the foundation of his empire.