HBO has announced that a documentary about the life of legendary fashion designer Ralph Lauren is set for release later this year.
Entitled Very Ralph, the feature-length film will follow the fascinating life story of the 79-year-old designer – from his upbringing in the Bronx, to the launch of his eponymous label and his half-century-long marriage to Ricky Anne Loew-Beer.
The documentary will focus on the evolution of his impressive six decades in the fashion industry, tracking how he became one of the most recognised designers around the world. It will touch on the start of the Polo label and the early struggles he faced as an emerging designer, as well as innovations in design and advertising due to technology advancement over the years.
As well as candid interviews with the man himself, the film will also include an array of interviews with some of Lauren’s closest family and friends, notably the late Karl Lagerfeld who died earlier this year aged 85.
Naomi Campbell, Anna Wintour, Calvin Klein, Hillary Clinton, Martha Stewart, Diane von Furstenberg and Jessica Chastain will also make appearances.
Very Ralph will premiere on 12 November on HBO.
From Harper’s Bazaar UK