Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Ralph Lauren Wins Most Popular American Designer Award

 
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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Polo Ralph Lauren is pleased to announce that Ralph Lauren has been awarded with the first-ever Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Popular Vote Award. The awards ceremony took place this evening at the Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City. For the first time, the CFDA asked the public to cast votes online for their favorite designer. The Popular Vote Award was presented to Mr. Lauren by Steven Kolb, Executive Director of the CFDA.

In June 2007, the CFDA also awarded Mr. Lauren the first-ever American Fashion Legend Award. Mr. Lauren is the only designer to receive the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s four highest honors – the Lifetime Achievement Award, the Womenswear Designer of the Year Award, the Menswear Designer of the Year Award, the Retailer of the Year Award – as well as the CFDA’s Humanitarian Leadership Award.

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Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) is a leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in four categories: apparel, home, accessories and fragrances. For more than 40 years, Polo’s reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets. The Company’s brand names, which include “Polo by Ralph Lauren”, “Ralph Lauren Purple Label”, “Ralph Lauren Collection”, “Black Label”, “Blue Label”, “Lauren by Ralph Lauren”, “Polo Jeans Co.”, “RRL”, “RLX”, “Rugby”, “Ralph Lauren Childrenswear”, “American Living”, “Chaps”, and "Club Monaco" among others, constitute one of the world’s most widely recognized families of consumer brands. For more information, go to http://investor.ralphlauren.com.