Kathleen Baird-Murray "Vogue on Ralph Lauren"
Like career trajectory - from Bronx-born lie maker to foremost US designer and head of a multi-million-dollar brand - Ralph Lauren's fashions embody the American Dream. His genius for interpreting key elements from Navajo motifs to the preppie world of Hamptons' socialites, and his visionary ability to capture the all-American lifestyle in glamorous, easy-to-wear designs has made that dream accessible. Vogue on Ralph Lauren celebrates his designs for Hollywood and the red carpet - The Great Gatsby, Annie Hall, Gwyneth Paltrow's Oscar-winner's gown - as well as his tailored jackets, cashmere crewnecks and Oxford shirts: all beautiful passports to the world of Ralph Lauren. Kathleen Baird-Murray is a writer for Vogue, a columnist for the Financial Times and author of How to He Beautiful: The Thinking Woman s Guide.