* HBO Documentary: Very Ralph

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With an uncanny ability to turn his dreams into reality, Ralph Lauren has built one of the most successful brands in fashion history out of his aspirations, becoming a living embodiment of American optimism and the American Dream.


>>Ralph Lauren, 1978<<

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*VERY RALPH is directed and produced by award-winning documentarian Susan Lacy and will be the first documentary portrait of fashion icon Ralph Lauren.

The feature-length film reveals the man behind the icon and the creation of one of the most successful brands in fashion history. For more than 50 years, he has celebrated the iconography of America and defined American style, translating his vision andinspiration into one of the world’s most widely recognized brands. In *VERY RALPH, as he enters his sixth decade in business, Lauren reflects on his journey from a boy from the Bronx who didn’t know what a fashion designer was, to becoming the emblem of American style all around the world.


Offering unprecedented access to his life and work, Ralph Lauren speaks candidly in extensive interviews about his childhood, his five-decade-long marriage, the early days of his company, his response to criticism, his inventive multi-page ad campaigns and his pioneering vision which includes a remarkable series of firsts: Lauren was the first designer to create and market a complete lifestyle brand and expand into home furnishings, one of the first to champion diversity on the runway and in advertising and the first to create immersive retail environments that transformed the shopping experience.

VERY RALPH, the first documentary portrait of fashion icon Ralph Lauren, debuts TUESDAY, NOV. 12, exclusively on HBO.