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From Rags to Riches: Five Designers Sure To Inspire

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"Good things come to those who wait." This common English phrase, which extols the virtue of patience, speaks volumes in regards to success, particularly when it comes to the fashion industry. To pay homage to the lost art of waiting, Source4Style has ransacked the archives to find five designer 'rags to riches' stories that are sure to inspire.
From Rags to Riches: Five Designers Sure To Inspire

Ralph Lauren


The king of Polo, Ralph Lauren, was born Ralph Lifshitz in the Bronx, New York to a middle class Jewish family. Lauren finished school and served in the army before deciding he wanted to become a tie salesman for Brooks Brothers. It was the sixties and aged 26, he saw a gap for wide neckties (when most brands were only doing skinny versions). Lauren began making his own ties and selling them to friends – his small success prompting him to leave his job and join smaller necktie manufa ...

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