A fully illustrated biography of iconic American designer Ralph Lauren told through the lens of fashion
From the author of Dressing the Man, the seminal tome on men’s fashion, comes the illustrated biography of Ralph Lauren. Published as part of the designer's 50th anniversary, Alan Flusser’s book looks at the life of the iconic American designer through the lens of fashion and cultural impact. This high-level, yet intimate, reflection on the life and work of Ralph Lauren shows how a preppy young boy from the Bronx created one of the most recognizable brands in American fashion.
About the Author
Alan Flusser is the author of a number of books about men’s style, including the bestselling Dressing the Man. Flusser is also well known for creating for Michael Douglas’s wardrobe in Wall Street, as well as his costume work in classic movies such as Scent of a Woman and American Psycho starring Christian Bale. He is the president of Alan Flusser Designs, a company that he founded in 1979. In 1988, Flusser secured a permanent spot on Vanity Fair’s International Best-Dressed List. He lives in New York.
"Flusser gives the reader the opportunity to absorb the subject matter on so many planes. Some will call it a fashion book, others might call it a biography. Ralph Lauren: In His Own Fashionis unquestionably a superb primer for those who have not read or followed the trajectory of Mr. Lauren. The prospective reader might also find that the book serves as living proof that believing in oneself is paramount when trying to achieve one’s goals. Again, the book’s appeal stretches far wider than just fashion." — The New York Journal of Books