Wednesday 30th September

| BY 10 Magazine

Ralph Lauren Steps Down as CEO

Ralph Lauren CEO

It’s the end of an era. After almost five decades at the helm, Ralph Lauren has stepped down as CEO of the iconic American brand that bears his name. Half a century certainly isn’t bad going. He’ll hand over the role to Stefan Larsson, previously of Gap spin-off, Old Navy. But fans of Lauren’s fine design skills and all-American clothing need not worry – he’ll remain at the brand as both chairman and head of design. “This is important to say: There is no toe in the water. I won’t be coming in two days a week,” Lauren said of his departure. Phew – long may the king of American sportswear’s reign continue…

Photograph by Jason Lloyd-Evans