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ralph lauren to receive outstanding achievement award

The giant of American fashion will be honored at The Fashion Awards 2016 in London next month.

by Matthew Whitehouse
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Nov 21 2016, 2:40pm

Ralph Lauren will receive the Outstanding Achievement Award at the next month's Fashion Awards 2016, taking place at on December 5 at London's Royal Albert Hall. Honoring a talent that has helped shape American fashion for almost 50 years, the award pays tribute to a career that began with a tie and menswear business in 1967 and went on to define how we view America itself. Lauren's vision envelops the much emulated style of Annie Hall, as well as iconic campaigns by Shelia Metzner, Stephen Meisel, and recipient of this year's Isabella Blow Award Bruce Weber.

"Ralph Lauren is an exemplary designer and businessman," said Dame Natalie Massenet, Chairman of the British Fashion Council. "He has helped to define an era in both American and global fashion with his singular vision; I know that most of us would say he has inspired us immeasurably. He has built an outstanding legacy and I look forward to celebrating him for years to come."

Previous recipients of the award include Karl Lagerfeld in 2015, Anna Wintour OBE in 2014, and i-D's very own Terry and Tricia Jones in 2013.

Read about 30 years of the Lo Lifes, Brooklyn's Ralph Lauren obsessed crew here

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