Ralph Lauren Polo Spotlights West Philadelphia Work to Ride Young Black Equestrians

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Ralph Lauren Polo Spotlights West Philadelphia Work to Ride Young Black Equestrians

The new Ralph Lauren Polo ad campaign has put a group of young people from West Philadelphia on the style and culture map.

The kids are part of Fairmount Park’s Work to Ride program, launched in 1994 and based out of the Chamounix Equestrian Center. The program gives underprivileged youth the opportunity to experience horsemanship, introducing communities of color to a predominantly whie, very privileged sport. Think our beloved Prince Harry and his friends.

"I'm still kind of bowled over that they actually took the plunge," Work to Ride Executive Director Lezlie Hiner said about the fashion giant's decision to run an ad campaign featuring her program.

On any given year, Work to Ride serves around 60 youths between the ages of 7 and 19, Hiner said. Ralph Lauren's campaign is a reflection of the program's mission. In reality Hiner is very modest, because her Work to Ride project is racking up an incomparable list of accomplishments by its young riders.

Tiffany Nicholson Eyes Christie Tyler + Joanna Halpin In Ralph Lauren Jeans For Goop.com

Tiffany Nicholson Eyes Christie Tyler + Joanna Halpin In Ralph Lauren Jeans For Goop.com

Tiffany Nicholson Eyes Christie Tyler + Joanna Halpin In Ralph Lauren Jeans For Goop.com

Photographer Tiffany Nicholson captures longtime friends Christie Tyler, the author of NYC Bambi, and English model Joanna Halpin, whose bond blossomed over a shared love of denim. That setiup is the perfect backdrop for a Ralph Lauren Jeans style statement for Goop.com.

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Jessica Chastain Fronts 'Sisterhood of Leaders' Film In Ralph Lauren 'Woman' Fragrance #LeadLikeaWoman Campaign

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Star actor and Ralph Lauren ‘Woman’ fragrance ambassador Jessica Chastain presents ‘Sisterhood of Leaders’ as part of the brand’s ‘Lead Like a Woman’ campaign, launched in May 2018. The spot attempts to tear down what could be a male-conceived, self-serving belief that women do not support each other.

Starring powerful women from different industries, Chastain is joined by jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer, chef Dominique Crenn, producer Stephanie Allain, director Catherine Hardwicke and more outstanding women who discuss what happens when strong women support strong women. The short film also attacks the myth that women supporting women is atypical behavior.

Ralph Lauren Reflects On Family and Philanthropy In Pamela Hanson Images For Town & Country

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Paul Goldberger interviews Ralph Lauren in the ongoing celebration of Lauren’s 50th anniversary of his business. Events began on September 7 with a memorable fashion show and black tie dinner at Bethesda Fountain in Central Park.

On the day of his Goldberger interview, Lauren — a Bronx boy who made good — was practicing throwing out a ceremonial first pitch at Yankee Stadium. Now 78, Ralph Lauren continues as a large presence in the fashion industry. His wife Ricky and three children Andrew, David and Dylan are all part of the big show — one with major substance.

David, 48, is now chief innovation officer and vice chairman of the Ralph Lauren Corporation. At the 50th anniversary fashion show in Central Park, with luminaries like Oprah Winfrey and Hillary Clinton headlining the event, all the Laurens stood up when dad took his bows, as they do at every one of his shows.

Lauren explains: “I am very emotional about life and family—I’ve been married for 54 years. I’ve appreciated my life and my family, and I’ve been very lucky. So as far as philanthropy is concerned, I have never done anything for effect, only if I have been interested in it. I had a brain tumor 30 years ago, and after that I saw my friend Nina Hyde of the Washington Post, who had breast cancer. She wanted to start a center for women with cancer, and I said I would help her.