There are few designers who represent American fashion like Ralph Lauren. Founded in 1966 when Ralph Lauren set out to design a line of men's ties, the label has exploded to become an entire lifestyle brand. That's why we were shocked to learn that Ralph will be stepping down this November, appointing Stefan Larsson as CEO.
But don't worry, Ralph will still have his hand in the company — remaining executive chairman and chief creative officer and helping to bring drama to his classic-with-a-twist, colorful designs that are packed with fur, embellished with glamorous jewels, and always unexpected.
Read on to see some of the iconic Ralph looks that have stayed with us beyond the runway, and stay tuned to see how Larsson will bring his expertise to the label. He's had long stints at Old Navy and H&M, so we're excited to see what's to come.
— Additional reporting by Robert Khederian