Foreword by... 9 out of 10 times it’s hardly worth printing it in the book, let alone mentioning it in one of our reviews. But a foreword by Audrey Hepburn, that’s something else. It was abstracted from the speech she held when she offered Ralph Lauren a fashion-related Lifetime Achievement Award in back in 1992. Hepburn finishes with: “I salute Ralph Lauren for his contributions to American style, design, and culture, and to the way he has added beauty, comfort, and dreams to our lives.” To have Mrs. Hepburn say that about you... wow. And the book? It’s almost like a fashion look book, interior inspiration and family album in one. 100% American. 100% Ralph Lauren. And all that American stereotype / happiness / living the dream stuff makes it very worthwhile.
If you think you’ve seen this book before October 2011 - the publication date mentioned above - you’re right. This is the take-down from the original that came in a € 135.00 and a fancy € 500.00 version, which are no longer available.
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