Happy Birthday Mr. Lauren.
(photo via Bruce Weber)
A little over 45 years ago, you had a vision of a wide, beautiful tie made from Italian silk. But in the mid-60’s no one made anything like you dreamed of…… So you made your own. And people liked them. Liked them so much that they offered to buy them right off your person.
You grew up a humble Jewish boy in the Bronx, with only a Hollywood-movie-inspired idea of how wealthy people really lived. You created a multi-billion dollar company based on that vision of the privileged life, and brilliantly marketed it to the world.
From that first line of ties, to suits, to women’s wear, to fragrances, to children’s clothes, and to everything a house could ever need. Now your name is associated with the elite that you wanted to emulate as a young man.
When I was only 14, I knew you would have a pretty big impact on my life……I had no idea just how big.
Happy Birthday to you ,