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  • Published: 17 October 2017
  • ISBN: 9781524784034
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: $26.99

Who Is Ralph Lauren?




The polo player with the raised mallet—everyone knows the Ralph Lauren logo. Learn the amazing story of the man who is a true American fashion icon.

Born in the Bronx, even as a teenager Ralph Lauren was known for his distinctive fashion sense, having a taste for both classic preppy clothes and vintage looks like beat-up leather jackets. He got his start in the fashion business by selling ties that he designed. From ties he went on to create a global fashion empire. In this easy-to-read biography,  best-selling author and Who Was? creator Jane O'Connor explains exactly how a fashion line is created—from first drawings to models strutting on the runway.

  • Pub date: 17 October 2017
  • ISBN: 9781524784034
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: $26.99

About the Author

Jane O'Connor

Jane O’Connor is a former primary school teacher turned academic and writer. She was born and brought up in Surrey and lived in London until she moved to the West Midlands in her mid-thirties. Jane’s PhD was about child stars and she is now a Reader at Birmingham City University where she researches children’s experiences of celebrity, media and everyday life. Jane lives in Sutton Coldfield with her husband and two young sons in a house full of pirates, dinosaurs, superheroes and lots of books. She really likes all animals, especially hedgehogs.


Needlemouse is her debut novel.

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