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{{short description|American Fashionfashion Designerdesigner and Business Executiveexecutive}}
{{For|the company|Ralph Lauren Corporation}}
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Drawing on his interests in sports, Lauren named his first full line of menswear 'Polo' in 1968. He worked out of a single "drawer" from a showroom in the [[Empire State Building]] and made deliveries to stores himself.<ref>Winfrey, Oprah. Oct. 2002: ''Oprah Magazine'' December 12, 2012. [http://www.oprah.com/omagazine/Oprah-Interviews-Ralph-Lauren Oprah Interviews Ralph Lauren]</ref> By 1969, the [[Manhattan]] department store Bloomingdale's sold Lauren's men line exclusively. It was the first time that Bloomingdale's had given a designer their own in-store boutique.{{citation needed|date=January 2020}}
[[File:Gertrude Rhinelander Waldo Mansion 002.JPG|left|thumb|The Polo Ralph Lauren flagship store occupying the [[Gertrude Rhinelander Waldo House]] on [[Madison Avenue]] in [[New York City]]]] In 1971, Ralph Lauren Corporation launched a line of tailored shirts for women, which introduced the Polo player emblem to the world for the first time, appearing on the shirt's cuff. The first full women's collection was launched the following year. In 1971 Lauren also opened a store on Rodeo Drive in [[Beverly Hills, California]]; this was the first freestanding store for an American designer.<ref>{{cite web | url = http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ralph-laurens-rodeo-drive-flagship-934054 | title = INSIDE RALPH LAUREN'S NEWLY RENOVATED RODEO DRIVE FLAGSHIP | work = Hollywood Reporter | date = September 29, 2016 | access-date = November 17, 2016}}</ref>