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A Bronx Cowboy In Europe?

"It's like trying to sell ice to the Eskimos," says a London fashion writer. "It's like trying to sell sand to the Arabs," sniffs an executive at a competing...

Style Watch

Just as fashion and home furnishings follow color trends, so too do perfumes. Or at least that's the way it seems this season with the launch of three new...

Made in China

As they trawl southern China's gritty manufacturing towns, weary apparel buyers from companies like Polo Ralph Lauren and Liz Claiborne find an unexpected oasis...

Design: Potions Are In The Pink

Just as fashion and home furnishings follow color trends, so too do perfumes. Or at least that's the way it seems this season with the launch of three new...

Ralph's European Invasion

It's like trying to sell ice to the eskimos," says a london fashion writer. "it's like trying to sell sand to the Arabs," says an executive at a competing...

Family Matters

Like the children of many a successful parent, David Lauren, the second of Ralph and Ricky's three children, set out to carve a career for himself in a field...

Ralph Lauren's Rough Ride

In his antique-laden Madison Avenue office, Ralph Lauren, 59, the most successful fashion designer in American history and CEO of Polo Ralph Lauren, leans...

Fashion: The Anti-Calvin Is Here

The American male is a difficult species to dress. He hates to shop. He considers it daringly fashion-forward to wear a deep blue shirt instead of a pale blue...

H STANDS FOR HILFIGER

In spin language, they call it vision. In the annals of Seventh Avenue, it's known as persistence. Tommy Hilfiger, 45, began in the apparel business peddling...

FASHION: Getting a Leg Up

In olden days a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking, as Cole Porter noted. But now, God knows, anything goes. And now what's going is a new...

A Letter From the Publisher: Sep. 1, 1986

When TIME editors scheduled this week's cover story on Designer Ralph Lauren, Bonnie Angelo, TIME's Eastern regional bureau chief, tackled the bulk of the...

Books: Just the Way You Look Tonight Couture

Christian Dior created not only the New Look but a new silhouette every six months. Mme. Gres has been turning out her gently flowing dresses pretty much the...

Living: Cheers for the Home Team

Armani's strength is consolidated, his influence lasting. The fashion world pays homage, genuflects and, like a child peeking out from behind prayers, starts...

Momma's Legacy

Loehmann's, one of the first bargain retailers and lately one of the fastest growing, does not have customers; it has addicts. Says one shopper, a woman who...

The Pajama Game

On Calvin Royal III, left: Calvin Klein Collection gray textured-mohair overcoat; Brioni pajamas; Salvatore Ferragamo leather gloves; Santiago Gonzalez crocodile...

Pop Chart

OLYMPICS EDITION GOOD WEEK/BAD WEEK McDonald's The fast-food giant will be the only vendor allowed to sell fries in Olympic Village. Debbie Dunn The U.S...

Rivalries

It’s hard to miss Ryan Lochte. There he is, shirtless on the cover of Vogue. He’s one of the new faces of Gillette, and he’s featured in Ralph Lauren ads. On TV...

Survival of the Fittest

On Aug. 7 at 11:30 a.m., Hunter Kemper will jump into the water in the Serpentine, the famous lake in the former royal hunting ground in London now called Hyde...