Ralph Lauren’s 50th Anniversary Fashion Show Exhibits His Designs for the End of an Era

Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey and a star-studded crowd came to celebrate the designer’s 50-year career.
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Ralph Lauren’s New Polo Is the Shirt Version of Your Favorite Jeans

Introducing the Elk Ridge polo.

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Ralph Lauren’s Nomad Collection Celebrated in Paris

FLOWER POWER: Ralph Lauren’s nomad-themed fashion collection journeyed to Paris, where it was celebrated Monday night at a sit-down dinner hosted by Tatiana Casiraghi and Dana Alikhani.
The setting was the brand’s stately flagship on Boulevard Saint-Germain, which was festooned with flowers, reminiscent of the see-now-buy-now catwalk display Ralph Lauren put on for the line in February in New York with the backdrop of some 100,000 orchids.
“It’s a brand we love,” Casiraghi said. “And specifically this collection — the nomad collection — ties in well with our aesthetic and our idea of travel.”
This year, she and Alikhani are celebrating the fifth anniversary of Muzungu Sisters, which is their online fair-trade marketplace. “We’re doing a collaboration with a children’s wear brand that we’re launching soon,” Casiraghi continued.
Alongside increasing its offering for kids, the site will be adding more men’s wear and developing its main line. “Our idea is to continue building on our relationships with our existing artisans, and maybe looking for talent closer to home,” said Alikhani, referring to London.
“When we launched the collection, Tatiana and I were both able to travel several times a year, to India [or] Morocco to source items. And since then we’ve both had two children,

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Ben Higgins Sounds Off on Becca and Amber Returning, That Chicken Enthusiast and All the Laurens on The Bachelor

Why did the chicken enthusiast cross the road? To be on The Bachelor!

When Ben Higgins’ 28 ladies were revealed earlier this week, there were a few noteworthy contestants….

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Ralph Lauren’s PoloTech Smart Shirt Is Here

It’s been a year since Ralph Lauren entered the wearable tech game, introducing its PoloTech “smart shirt” for men at the 2014 U.S. Open, where ball boys and Marcos Giron, the NCAA singles champion, test-drove the first iteration.
Now PoloTech is ready for market, available online and in stores on Aug. 27, after a year of tweaking the prototype and adding features, including a fancy new fitness app. The shirt retails for $ 295.
David Lauren, executive vice president of global advertising, marketing and corporate communications, was confident in the product’s innovation during a Wednesday morning demo of the smart shirt and app with a fleet of trainers at Equinox in Midtown Manhattan. “This is the most accurate, best wearable technology on the market right now,” said Lauren, noting that it took the Ralph Lauren company two years to develop the smart shirt 1.0 with its in-house innovation lab and proprietary technology from Canadian-based OmSignal.
Style-wise the shirt is intentionally simple and straightforward: a black second-skin stretch T-shirt with yellow Polo Pony. “Our goal is to make it accessible, so customers get it and aren’t scared of the technology,” said Lauren. “It’s like Henry Ford said, ‘Give me any color as long as it’s

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