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Ralph Lauren Compares His Design Work to Making Movies on 'Oprah' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted May 18th 2011 8:00PM
Ralph Lauren on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show'Oprah Winfrey knows a few things about starting trends. But she met a master on Wednesday's 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' (weekdays, syndicated) when she interviewed Ralph Lauren at his Colorado ranch. Lauren is the fashion designer who popularized the Polo shirt, which is now a wardrobe staple, and his clothes have been fashionable for decades. His approach is to design as if he were creating little movies, he said.

If you asked him to design a dress for a woman, Lauren said he couldn't do it. "But if you say she lives in a mansion or she lives in SoHo and she's an artist," he said, "I could design exactly how she should look and how her hair should be, what she should be wearing, and I'd create a world around her."

Winfrey called it storytelling. Lauren called it "a consistency of vision" that envelopes his life and work, and that includes being married to the same woman for 46 years. That's an impressive feat

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