Ralph Lauren's Most-All American Trends

Ralph Lauren is as American as apple pie and that's putting it mildly.

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Ralph Lauren is as American as apple pie — and that's putting it mildly. Over his nearly 50-year career, the Bronx-born designer has defined style in the U S of A. From his bespoke suits and Old West fringed jackets to weathered denim and Polo logo sportswear, Lauren can re-imagine any genre of dress while preserving his star-spangled aesthetic. In honor of the designer's 75th birthday, we're looking back at 14 of his most quintessential, time-tested motifs.
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The Suit

Robert Redford dons a Ralph Lauren suit for the film adaption of The Great Gatsby in 1974.

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The Menswear-as-Womenswear

Diane Keaton dressed in Ralph Lauren for Annie Hall (1977).

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The Cowboy Boot
Ralph and Ricky Lauren in the back of a limo in 1977.
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The Blazer
A Lauren by Ralph Lauren ad.
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The Safari
Models wearing Ralph Lauren's Africa-inspired safari collection in 1981.
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The American Flag
A model in a one-piece flag bathing suit in 1990.
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The Evening Gown
Gwyneth Paltrow in a pink taffeta gown at the Academy Awards in 1999.
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The Riding Boot
A Ralph Lauren ad from 2008.
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The Denim
A look from the Ralph Lauren Spring 2010 runway.
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The Tennis Dress
Venus Williams in Polo Ralph Lauren at the U.S. Open 2010.
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The Polo
A Ralph Lauren Eyewear ad from 2008.
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The Fringe
A look from the Ralph Lauren Spring 2011 runway.
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The Tweed
A Ralph Lauren ad from Fall 2012.
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The Tribal Knit

A look from the Ralph Lauren Fall 2014 runway.

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The Hologram
A 3-D look from the Polo Ralph Lauren Spring 2015 runway.
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