Lauren in 2011
May 9, 1974 |
New York City, New York, U.S.
Jewish and Austrian mother
|Alma mater||Duke University|
|Employer||Dylan's Candy Bar|
|Title||Owner and President of Dylan's Candy Bar|
|Spouse(s)||Paul Arrouet (2011-present)|
Ricky Anne Loew-Beer
Dylan Lauren (born May 9, 1974) is an American entrepreneur. She is the daughter of American fashion designer Ralph Lauren, and the owner of New York City's Dylan's Candy Bar, which claims to be the "largest candy store in the world".
Early life and education
Dylan was born in New York City, New York, the daughter of Ricky Anne (née Loew-Beer) and Ralph Lauren. Her father was the son of Jewish Belarusarian immigrants. Her mother was the daughter of a Jewish father and an Austrian Catholic mother, both immigrants from Austria. Dylan is the youngest of three children. She has two older brothers: businessman David Lauren and filmmaker Andrew Lauren.
She attended the Dalton School in New York City and graduated from Duke University in 1996, where she studied art history. She was a member of the Beta Rho Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta (Theta) at Duke.
Dylan founded Dylan's Candy Bar in 2001. She was inspired by seeing Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory on her fifth birthday. She was named one of the Top 25 Most Stylish New Yorkers by US Weekly in 2007. Her favorite designers include Ralph Lauren, Alice and Olivia, and 7 For All Mankind.
Lauren and longtime boyfriend hedge fund manager Paul Arrouet married in June 2011. The ceremony was held in NYC where she wore a bridal gown of her father's design. On April 13, 2015, Dylan and her husband welcomed fraternal twins, Cooper Blue and Kingsley Rainbow Arrouet, via surrogate.
- "Super Size Me: Dylan’s Candy Bar Gets Bigger". StyleFile.com, The Online Home of Vogue. 2008-10-28. Retrieved 2009-04-04.
- The Fairchild Encyclopedia of Menswear - Mary Lisa Gavenas - Google Books
- "Genuine Authentic: The Real Life of Ralph Lauren" By Michael Gross p 92-93
- Interfaith Family.com: "Interfaith Celebrities: Fall TV Preview, The Emmys and the Lauren-Bush Wedding" By Nate Bloom September 13, 2011
- Dylan's Candy Bar website: "History of Dylan's Candy Bar" retrieved June 29, 2012
- New York Times: "Dylan Lauren and Paul Arrouet" June 10, 2011