David Lauren

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David Lauren
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Lauren at the 2012 Time 100 gala
Born (1971-10-31) October 31, 1971 (age 49)
Alma materDuke University
EmployerRalph Lauren Corporation
TitleChief Innovation Officer, Strategic Advisor to the CEO, Head of the Ralph Lauren Foundation and Vice Chairman of the Board
(m. 2011)
Parent(s)Ralph Lauren
Ricky Lauren
RelativesDylan Lauren (sister)

David Lauren (born October 31, 1971) is an American businessman. He is the middle child and youngest son of clothing designer Ralph Lauren and husband of Lauren Bush.[1]

Early life[edit]

David Lauren was born on October 31, 1971, the son of Ricky Ann (née Loew-Beer) and fashion designer and executive Ralph Lauren.[2] His father was the son of Belarus-born Jewish immigrants. His mother was the daughter of a Jewish father and a Catholic mother, both immigrants from Austria.[3][4] The second of three children, Lauren has an older brother, Andrew Lauren, and a younger sister, Dylan Lauren.

Lauren attended Duke University, where he studied Political Science.[5] At Duke, he founded Swing, a general interest lifestyle publication for Generation X, where he served as President and Editor-In-Chief. Swing was eventually published by Hachette Filipacchi Médias.[5][6]


Lauren is currently the Chief Innovation Officer, Strategic Advisor to the CEO, Head of the Ralph Lauren Foundation and Vice Chairman of the Board.[7] Lauren previously held the position of Executive Vice President, Global Advertising, Marketing and Communications at Ralph Lauren Corporation where he was responsible for the global advertising and marketing campaigns for the company and all of its brands, as well as the company's corporate and fashion communications and strategic marketing partnerships.[8]

Lauren joined Ralph Lauren Corporation in 2000 to run the company's internet operations with Ralph Lauren Media, LLC., where he launched the Ralph Lauren website under an idea he called "merchan-tainment," or the combination of merchandising and entertainment.[9][10]

In his time at Ralph Lauren Corporation, Lauren has played a role in many key initiatives, including the establishment of RalphLauren.com, the launch of the Rugby brand,[11][12] and Ralph Lauren Corporation's entry into mobile applications.[13] Lauren has also orchestrated the company's sponsorship of several international sporting events and teams, including Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, and the U.S. Olympic teams.[6][14] In 2007, he was named DNR's "Marketer of the Year."[15]

Lauren joined the Board of Directors of Ralph Lauren Corporation in August 2013.

Personal life[edit]

Lauren with wife Lauren Bush Lauren at the 2010 Time 100.

Lauren serves as President of the Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation, with which he participates in numerous charitable organizations, including the Pink Pony fund, the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention, the Polo Jeans G.I.V.E. program, and the Star-Spangled Banner Preservation Project at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.[16][17]

On September 4, 2011, Lauren married Lauren Bush, the granddaughter of former U.S. President George H. W. Bush, in Colorado.[18][19][20][21] Their son James Richard Lauren was born November 21, 2015.[22] Their second son, Max Walker Lauren, was born April 19, 2018.[23]


  1. ^ "The Lauren Family". The New York Observer. 2006-12-17. Retrieved 2009-11-17.
  2. ^ Nardine Saad (2014-05-14). "Prince William hosts Emma Watson, Cate Blanchett at Windsor Castle". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2016-05-10.
  3. ^ "Yes, But Is It Kosher For Passover? Ralph Lauren's Daughter Dylan Readying Candy Bar For Easter". Jewish Business News. 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-05-10.
  4. ^ "Prince William Hosts Kate Moss, Emma Watson and Cate Blanchett at Windsor Castle". International Business Times. 2014-05-14. Retrieved 2016-05-10.
  5. ^ a b "Ralph's European Invasion". Time Magazine. July 21, 2002. Retrieved 2009-11-17.
  6. ^ a b MARC KARIMZADEH (2009-12-09). "Follow The Leader". Women's Wear Daily. Fairchild Fashion Group. Retrieved 2010-02-22.
  7. ^ Lisa Lockwood (2016-10-06). "David Lauren Promoted to Vice Chairman and Chief Innovation Officer at Ralph Lauren". Women's Wear Daily. Paul Jowdy. Retrieved 2019-01-07.
  8. ^ Christopher Ross (2015-09-30). "A Day in the Life of David Lauren". The Wall Street Journal. News Corp. Retrieved 2016-05-09.
  9. ^ John Dodge (2005-12-05). "'Merchantainment:' Finding Balance of Content, Commerce". The Wall Street Journal. News Corp. Retrieved 2016-05-09.
  10. ^ "Biography". Business of Fashion. Retrieved 2016-05-09.
  11. ^ Robert Klara (2010-10-13). "David Lauren, Ralph Lauren". Adweek. Retrieved 2016-05-10.
  12. ^ Stephanie Schomer (2011-10-08). "Ralph Lauren's $13 Billion Bet". Fast Company. Retrieved 2016-05-10.
  13. ^ Rodney Reid (2004-12-13). "The New Look of Polo Ralph Lauren". The Harbus. Harvard Business School. Retrieved 2009-11-17.
  14. ^ Arienne Thompson (2010-02-06). "Ralph Lauren tailors Team USA for Vancouver Games entrance". USA Today. Gannett. Retrieved 2010-02-22.
  15. ^ "DNR Inaugurates Annual Menswear Awards: Names Tom Ford 'Person of the Year' and Dolce & Gabbana 'Style Icons'" (Press release). DNR. 2007-12-06. Archived from the original on 2010-04-20. Retrieved 2010-03-05.
  16. ^ "Ralph Lauren Inspires with His Devotion to Cancer Initiatives". Vanity Fair. 2010-10-20. Retrieved 2009-11-17.
  17. ^ "Star Spangled Banner - Credits". Star-Spangled Banner Campaign. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 2010-02-23.
  18. ^ Norwich, William (November 11, 2011). "Western Union:Lauren Bush and David Lauaren's Wedding". Vogue. Condé Nast Publications. Archived from the original on June 15, 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-12.
  19. ^ Pugh, Clifford (September 5, 2011). "All the details on the Western wedding: Lauren Bush marries David Lauren in sunset ceremony". CultureMap Houston. Houston's Daily Digital Magazine. Retrieved 2012-06-15.
  20. ^ "Lauren Bush and David Lauren Tie the Knot". People. September 5, 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-05. Lauren (the former) was named to Vanity Fair's 2009 Best Dressed List alongside Barack Obama, Brad Pitt, and Michael Bloomberg.
  21. ^ "The 2009 International Best-Dressed List". Vanity Fair. August 4, 2009.
  22. ^ "David and Lauren Bush Lauren Expecting First Child". People. 2015-07-27. Retrieved 2015-07-28.
  23. ^ David Lauren announces birth of second child via his Instagram

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