Angus Cloud from Euphoria is tapped as the new campaign face for the label. (source)
Ezra Miller, Luke Evans and Ralph Lauren are the three cover subjects of GQ Italia January 2019 issue. (source)
Jessica Chastain and Ralph Lauren fronts the latest cover image and inside story of Madame Figaro captured by David Roemer with styling by Delphine Perroy. Hair and makeup by Renato Campora and Tyron Machhausen, manicurist Angel Williams. (source)
Celebrating 50 Years of Legendary Style, Ralph Lauren and his wife Ricky Lauren are the cover star of the November 2018 issue of Town & Country (on newsstands October 16th), captured by Pamela Hanson.
The magazine received exclusive access to photograph three generations of the Lauren family at their Bedford, NY home and this is the third time the Ralph & Ricky Lauren grace the cover (their first two T&C covers were in March 1992 and December 1996 together). On the heels of Lauren’s 50th Anniversary show during NYFW this September, Ralph opens up to the magazine about his fashion philosophy, how philanthropy pays a part in his life, his take on American fashion, and why he considers everything in his life to be personal.
On his fashion philosophy: “My philosophy has always been that I can sell chinos and T-shirts and $5,000 gowns – they just have to be the best of what they are.”
On how Ralph Lauren the man and the brand represent the U.S.: When I started, I felt that America was too much about mass production…Why should people go to Europe, to European brands, for good clothes? I wanted to show that we could do something American that was just as good. When I went to Russia to open a store in Moscow, I remember thinking, This is where my parents came from, and now I’m back here not just to open a store but to represent America, that Ralph Lauren is a big part of how they see America.”
On family: “I am very emotional about life and family – I’ve been married for 54 years. I’ve appreciated my life and my family, and I’ve been very lucky.
On his legacy: For me everything is personal. I realize that over the course of 50 years you could blow it or you could stand for something. I’ve worked hard, and I feel that I’ve made beauty, and I’ve made things that make people feel better. I don’t want to be remembered only for selling thousands of shirts.” (source)
GQ UK presented 14 (!) covers for their annual GQ Awards Special Issue. The cover stars are: Brand of the Year: Philipp Plein, Design Legend: Ralph Lauren, Inspiration Award: Rose McGowan, Songwriter of the Year: Paul Weller, Editor’s Special Award: Sacha Baron Cohen, Fashion Icon of the Year: Naomi Campbell, Actor of the Year: Daniel Kaluuya, International Man of the Year: Chadwick Boseman, Haig Club Icon: Jeff Goldblum, Television Actor of the Year: Elisabeth Moss, Hugo Boss Most Stylish Man: John Legend, Designer of the Year: Donatella Versace, Sportsman of the Year: Harry Kane, and The Lifetime Achievement Award for Services to Philanthropy: HRH, The Prince Of Wales. (source)
Jessica Chastain wears Ralph Lauren Collection dress and Tiffany & Co. bracelet and rings on the December 2017/Januari 2018 cover of Town & Country magazine photographed by Matthew Brookes with styling by Nicoletta Santoro. Hair and makeup by Didier Malige and Fulvia Farolfi, nails by Gina Viviano.
On why she does not choose traditional female acting roles: “I am not one to go for traditional female roles, because I don’t think traditionally female characters are very interesting, and I don’t think they represent real life. I’m working hard to break free of stereotypes that the film industry has created and nurtured around women.”
On equal pay and what she will no longer accept: “If I’m in a situation where I have equal experience to the actor and my role is just as significant, there is no reason why I should be paid less. It’s not really part of my world anymore, because I just won’t accept it.”
On her mission to inspire young girls: “I believe that the energy you put into the world is what you get back, so I’m trying to put something positive out there, something to inspire girls and go into science, to run for office, to try to join the space program.”
On how she approaches political resistance: “I am happy to stand alongside and march for any minority to have equal rights. But I’m not into anything that incites violence, that magnifies hate, because it becomes contagious. …I try to approach my political resistance and my life with hope and love.”
On becoming the face of the new Ralph Lauren fragrance, Woman: “I’m interested in celebrating women in all of their complexities—truly authentic, self-realized women. Ralph and I both believe in the importance of empowering women, and this campaign embraces the blurred lines of gender and crushing stereotypes.” (source)
Angelina Jolie wears Ralph Lauren dress on the November cover of Harper’s Bazaar US photographed by Alexi Lubomirski in Namib desert, Windhoek, Namibia. Styling by Jen Rade with hair and makeup by Adam Campbell and Toni Garavaglia. (source)
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