Ralph Lauren is one of the most iconic names in fashion—his eponymous brand launched in 1968—and now, he's about to get the real movie-star treatment. HBO announced it's releasing a documentary about the industry legend titled Very Ralph, which will debut on November 12. The doc, directed and produced by Susan Lacy, will feature interviews with Lauren, in which he reflects on his beginnings in the Bronx as a young boy and how his name became synonymous with American style. (Proof: He even creates Team USA's very patriotic Olympic uniforms.)
His family and friends—including Anna Wintour, the late Karl Lagerfeld, Hillary Clinton, Naomi Campbell, Martha Stewart, Diane von Furstenberg, Jessica Chastain, and more—have also interviewed for the feature-length flick.
Also, a fun fact for ya: Lauren is the first designer who established an all-encompassing lifestyle brand, expanding into home furnishings, including bedding, bath products, dinnerware, and other décor. (Which is all just as stylish and sophisticated as his clothing and accessories, FYI.) His other ventures include his own super swanky restaurant, The Polo Bar, in New York City (I mean, it's right on Fifth Avenue, so you *know* it's fancy) AND his own coffee shop, Ralph's Coffee, located inside his flagship store on the Upper East Side. He Does. It. All.
Designer-focused docs seem to be on the rise recently: Celebration, about designer Yves Saint Laurent hit screens in November of last year, McQueen, which reflected on the work, personal life, and emotional state of Alexander McQueen throughout his life, premiered on Netflix the same year, and Halston, about Roy Halston Frowick, whose fans included the likes of Jackie Kennedy and Lauren Bacall, was released in January 2019.
Very Ralph will be available to stream on HBO NOW, HBO GO, and HBO On Demand.
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