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Ralph Lauren To Become First American Designer Knighted By The Queen (Video)

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When it comes to members of the British Royal family, Ralph Lauren has been friends with them and even dressed them and know he will be given a British knighthood by the Queen. Buzz60’s Angeli Kakade has the story.

The Queen is finally recognizing American contributions to fashion design—or at least, she’s recognizing Ralph Lauren.

At 79, after a lifetime spent in the industry—and 50 years of his eponymous business—Ralph Lauren is set to receive an honorary Knighthood from Queen Elizabeth herself. He’ll be the first American fashion designer to be recognized with the knighthood insignia.

It’s fitting, given Lauren’s association with classic Americana. He consciously crafted his label to represent a home-grown, high-fashion alternative to what was available in Europe. “When I started, I felt that America was too much about mass production, that what we made could be more special,” Lauren told Town & Country for our November cover story. “Why should people go to Europe, to European brands, for good clothes? I wanted to show that we could do something American that was just as good.”

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