Longview Public Library

ISBN/UPC 9780062803771
Formats EPUB eBook
Categories
  • Art
  • Biographical
  • Business & Economics
  • Nonfiction
Publication Year: July 24, 2018

Genuine Authentic

Michael Gross


Availability: In stock

A fascinating and comprehensive look into the life of American fashion designer Ralph Lauren, now with an afterword."Deep-dish...sharp-clawed...honestly admiring."—New York TimesThere are at least two Ralph Laurens. To the public he's a gentle, modest, yet secure and purposeful man. Inside the walls of Polo Ralph Lauren, though, he was long seen by some as a narcissist, an insecure ditherer, and, at times, a rampaging tyrant. Michael Gross, author of the bestsellers Model and 740 Park, lays bare the truths of this fashion emperor's rise, and reveals not only the secrets of his meteoric success in marketing our shared fantasies, but also a widely unknown side that's behind the designer's chic façade.