Ralph Lauren Gets His Own Documentary

The fashion icon is to be profiled, revealing more about his illustrious 50 year career


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A documentary portrait about legendary American designer Ralph Lauren will debut on HBO on November 12th. A first for the designer, the feature-length film titled ‘VERY RALPH’ is directed and produced by award winning documentarian Susan Lacy.

You will finally be able to delve deeper into the life of one of fashion’s most legendary designers. Lauren is seen as a man who has crafted the true meaning of the American dream through his designs which has resulted in a a multi-billion-dollar company. He is seen as a living embodiment of American optimism, where he recently made history after becoming the first American designer to receive an Honorary Knighthood of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE) for his services to fashion. He was knighted by Prince Charles in a private ceremony at Buckingham Palace just last month.

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Another milestone for Lauren, the designer recently celebrated his 50th year in the industry with a huge fashion show just last year. The star studded show featured dazzling signature pieces that celebrated the designer’s work through the decades where he celebrated the iconography of America and defined American style. Lauren translated his vision and inspiration into one of the world’s most widely recognised brands, making it more than just about fashion but also a lifestyle.

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In the documentary, Lauren reflects on his journey from a boy from the Bronx who didn’t know what a fashion designer was, to becoming the legend he is today. Expect extensive interviews covering his childhood, marriage and of course career. The documentary also features vivid archives from 50 years of the fashion brand, as well as intimate, revealing interviews with Lauren’s family, long-standing colleagues and other notables, including Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, André Leon Talley, Hillary Clinton, Naomi Campbell, Martha Stewart, Calvin Klein and Diane von Furstenberg to name a few.

VERY RALPH will be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and affiliate portals on November 12th.

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