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Ralph Lauren Hosts Party & Book Signing in Honor of Gloria Vanderbilt

Posted in Uncategorized by Virginia on November 5, 2010

Ralph Lauren hosted a party and book signing yesterday evening in honor of Gloria Vanderbilt at his 888 Madison Avenue Women’s store. The occasion celebrated the publication The World of Gloria Vanderbilt by Wendy Goodman with a Foreword by Anderson Cooper.

The book chronicles Gloria Vanderbilt’s life as an heiress, a painter, a muse, a designer, a model, a writer, an entrepreneur, an actor, a socialite, a survivor, an icon. The illustrations include portraits of Vanderbilt and her extraordinary homes, filled with photographs from legends, such as Richard Avedon, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Inge Morath, Horst P. Horst, Francesco Scavullo, and Annie Leibovitz.

Special guests from the evening include Sarah Jessica Parker, Uma Thurman, Camilla Belle, Anderson Cooper, Brian Williams, Kelly Ripa, Marisa Berenson and Kathy Griffin.

Ralph Lauren with Gloria Vanderbilt

Gloria Vanderbilt with son, Anderson Cooper

Andy Cohen and Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker

Uma Thurman and Camilla Belle in Ralph Lauren

Brian Williams and Jane Stoddard Williams

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos

Wendy Goodman, Author of The World of Gloria Vanderbilt, in Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren, Ricky Lauren, Gloria Vanderbilt in Ralph Lauren, Anderson Cooper

A limited edition volume of The World of Gloria Vanderbilt is exclusively available at Ralph Lauren stores and on This numbered edition is presented in a purple linen slip case and features a Toni Frissell print which Vogue published in 1966.

Ralph Lauren Women’s Store located on 888 Madison Avenue.

Image credits: Billy Farrell Agency


Ralph Lauren Opens New Women’s Flagship

Posted in Uncategorized by Virginia on October 18, 2010

October has been an exciting month for Ralph Lauren, and it was gotten even more so with the opening of their newest flagship on Madison Ave.

The 22,000 square foot store is four stories high and reminiscent of the grand Beaux-Arts architecture of the early 20th Century. It stands as the feminine counterpart to the Men’s flagship across the avenue in the historic Rhinelander Mansion as it is dedicated to the Women’s and Home collections. It also features the Company’s first domestic Watch & Jewelry Salon.

The flagship offers Ralph Lauren Collection, Women’s Black Label, Blue Label, Double RL, RLX Ralph Lauren and Home, along with a range of exclusive products including Fine Jewelry, Made-To-Measure Women’s Suiting and Collection Sleepwear.

Be sure to check out the brand new flagship yourself located on 888 Madison Avenue (at 72nd St). For more Ralph Lauren, visit