Attention, ladies and gentlemen all around the fashion world, stand up and salute Mr Ralph Lauren – either now or on June 4 at the 2018 CFDA Awards. Whichever works. We’re bowing down, all hailing Ralph Lauren, as it’s been announced overnight that the King of American fashion will be honoured at the CFDA’s, being presented with the brand new award, the ‘Members Salute.’ So extra. Well, he does deserve all the salutes as it is officially 50 years that his label has been running so successfully. Although a new award, Mr Lauren is no stranger to being honoured, having already won the CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award in 1991 and the CFDA American Fashion Legend Award in 2007. We love to salute a fashion legend. “From starting with a tie at Bloomingdale’s to building a global brand, I respect and admire everything that Ralph Lauren stands for, including his philanthropy and kindness,” Diane von Furstenberg, chairwoman of the CFDA said. “This is the perfect moment for CFDA members to salute this icon of American fashion.” We expect to see the entire fashion industry lined up in a military style salute for his big moment. Don’t need ammunition when you’ve got fashion. The ‘Members Salute’ joins the ranks of new awards being presented at this years ceremony, alongside Kim Kardashian West’s ‘Influencer Award’. It’s going to be an interesting CFDA Awards.