Ralph Lauren celebrated the premiere of his film at the Metropolitan Museum of Art with his wife, Ricky, and kids, Andrew, David, and Dylan, by his side. Fellow fashion folk, many of whom were featured subjects in the film (like Tyson Beckford, Tom Brokaw, Richard Cohen, Karlie Kloss, Donna Karan, Martha Stewart, Judith Thurman, Bruce Springsteen, Tory Burch, Ansel Elgort, Jason Wu, and Anna Wintour), were also in attendance at the event.
Very Ralph is the first documentary portrait of the legendary designer Ralph Lauren. The feature-length film reveals the man behind the icon and the creation of one of the most successful brands in fashion history.
For more than 50 years, he has celebrated the iconography of America and defined American style, translating his vision and inspiration into one of the world’s most widely recognized brands.
In Very Ralph, as he enters his sixth decade in business, Lauren reflects on his journey from a boy from the Bronx who didn’t know what a fashion designer was, to becoming the emblem of American style all around the world.
In the film, which was additionally produced by Graydon Carter, Lauren speaks candidly in extensive interviews about his childhood, his five-decade-long marriage, the early days of his company, his response to criticism, his inventive multi-page ad campaigns and his pioneering vision which includes a remarkable series of firsts.
Lauren was the first designer to create and market a complete lifestyle brand and expand into home furnishings, one of the first to champion diversity on the runway and in advertising and the first to create immersive retail environments that transformed the shopping experience.
After the screening, guests gathered in the Temple of Dendur for a well-deserved feast of Lauren’s all-time favorites: overflowing seafood towers, cheeseburger sliders, mini lobster rolls, crudité bites, smoked salmon, and countless bottles of Veuve Clicquot. Autumnal bouquets offered some seasonal foliage among the illuminated ancient Egyptian ruins, and of course Frank Sinatra’s timeless tunes provided the perfect soundtrack for the spectacular evening.
It was fun galore and an evergreen moment of joy as Ralph Lauren celebrated his achievements with friends and families in the best way that he has since been anticipating several years ago.