Ralph Lauren is an American fashion designer, philantrophist, and business executive, best known for the Ralph Lauren Corporation clothing company, a global multi-billion-dollar enterprise. He has also become well known for his collection of rare automobiles, some of which have been displayed in museum exhibits.
Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL is a publicly traded, United States-based holding company that, through its subsidiaries, designs, markets and sells high end men's, women's and children's apparel, accessories, fragrances and home furnishings to customers worldwide. Ralph Lauren Corporation traces its roots to the 1967 founding of the Polo Ralph Lauren company by American designer Ralph Lauren. Polo Ralph Lauren is the corporation's flagship brand. Ralph Lauren Corporation also manages several other brands, including Ralph Lauren Black Label, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Ralph Lauren Blue Label, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Club Monaco and Chaps.