RL: An American Classic

September 29, 2007 • Magazine

RL: An American Classic

RL: An American Classic

Sat, 2007-09-29 10:00

Bonnie Brown

Now that fall has officially arrived and all my flirty little summer skirts and dresses are packed away, I like to move away from the ultra-feminine look I don for the warmer months and instead adopt the famous “Annie Hall” look. While I hate to admit that I am not a Woody Allen fan, I have always loved the look Diane Keaton sported in his film. The wide-leg baggy trousers and button-down shirt topped with a vest just seems like the perfect look for the cool months of fall. It’s a wonder, however, how surprised I was to find that one of my favorite designers, a.k.a., Ralph Lauren, worked with the costume director for that very same movie.

Ralph Lauren is the epitome of American fashion, past, present and future (if I have anything to say about it.) He captures the essence of the American lifestyle that is Polo, but more than that, his Black Label portrays an aura of confidence every man and woman adopts when wearing one of his pieces.

Lauren began his career as a salesman for none-other-than one of the oldest American apparel companies, Brooks Brothers. It was then that he began to design ties under the name Polo. Even though Lauren still designs ties, he is known more for the elegance and style he adds to every aspect of his designs, from clothing to furniture to fragrances and more. While he always seems to stay loyal to the country club image he has mastered he never ceases to surprise the fashion industry with new creations and designs. His talents not only lie in working with a multitude of textiles, but being able to sculpt them into chic garments everyone enjoys wearing.

While his “Annie Hall” look is only one in thousands of looks he has created, Ralph Lauren continues to provide fashion that will wear throughout time.

A. Annie Hall entimg.msn.com

B. Ralph Lauren Black Label ‘Kayla’ Flannel Skirt neimanmarcus.com

C. Ralph Lauren Vest Cardigan & Leather Skirt neimanmarcus.com

D. Ralph Lauren Black Label ‘Casey’ Tattersall Hacking Jacket nordstrom.com

E. Ralph Lauren Black Label ‘Casey’ Tattersall Hacking Jacket nordstrom.com

F. Ralph Lauren style.com

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