David Lauren
Lauren in 2012
Born (1971-10-31) October 31, 1971 (age 51)
New York City, U.S.
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
Spouse
(m. 2011)
Children3
Parent(s)Ralph Lauren
Ricky Lauren
RelativesDylan Lauren (sister)
Greg Lauren (cousin)

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

David Lauren was born on October 31, 1971, to Ricky Ann (née Loew-Beer) and fashion designer and businessman Ralph Lauren.[2] His father is the son of Belarus-born Jewish immigrants. His mother is 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]

Career

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 Daily News Record' "Marketer of the Year".[15]

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

Philanthropy

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]

Lauren has sat on the Board of Trustees of NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital since 2023.[18]

Personal life

Lauren with wife Lauren Bush Lauren at the 2010 Time 100

On September 4, 2011, Lauren married Lauren Bush, a granddaughter of former U.S. President George H. W. Bush, in Colorado.[19][20][21][22] Their son James Richard Lauren was born November 21, 2015.[23] Their second son, Max Walker Lauren, was born in 2018.[24] Their third son, Robert Rocky Lauren, was born on April 10, 2021.[25]

References

  1. ^ "The Lauren Family". The New York Observer. 2006-12-17. Archived from the original on 2008-07-24. 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. April 2, 2015. Retrieved May 10, 2015.
  4. ^ "Prince William Hosts Kate Moss, Emma Watson and Cate Blanchett at Windsor Castle". International Business Times. May 14, 2014. Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Ralph's European Invasion". Time. July 21, 2002. Archived from the original on December 14, 2004. Retrieved 2009-11-17.
  6. ^ a b Marc Karimzadeh (December 9, 2009). "Follow The Leader". Women's Wear Daily. Fairchild Fashion Group. Retrieved February 22, 2010.
  7. ^ Lisa Lockwood (October 6, 2016). "David Lauren Promoted to Vice Chairman and Chief Innovation Officer at Ralph Lauren". Women's Wear Daily. Paul Jowdy. Retrieved January 7, 2019.
  8. ^ Christopher Ross (September 30, 2015). "A Day in the Life of David Lauren". The Wall Street Journal. News Corp. Retrieved May 9, 2016.
  9. ^ John Dodge (December 5, 2005). "'Merchantainment:' Finding Balance of Content, Commerce". The Wall Street Journal. News Corp. Retrieved May 9, 2016.
  10. ^ "Biography". Business of Fashion. Retrieved May 9, 2016.
  11. ^ Robert Klara (October 13, 2010). "David Lauren, Ralph Lauren". Adweek. Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  12. ^ Stephanie Schomer (October 8, 2011). "Ralph Lauren's $13 Billion Bet". Fast Company. Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  13. ^ Rodney Reid (December 13, 2004). "The New Look of Polo Ralph Lauren". The Harbus. Harvard Business School. Retrieved November 17, 2009.
  14. ^ Arienne Thompson (February 6, 2010). "Ralph Lauren tailors Team USA for Vancouver Games entrance". USA Today. Gannett. Retrieved February 22, 2010.
  15. ^ "DNR Inaugurates Annual Menswear Awards: Names Tom Ford 'Person of the Year' and Dolce & Gabbana 'Style Icons'" (Press release). DNR. December 6, 2007. Archived from the original on April 20, 2010. Retrieved March 5, 2010.
  16. ^ "Ralph Lauren Inspires with His Devotion to Cancer Initiatives". Vanity Fair. October 20, 2010. Retrieved November 17, 2009.
  17. ^ "Star Spangled Banner - Credits". Star-Spangled Banner Campaign. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved February 23, 2010.
  18. ^ "NYP.org About Us Governance and Leadership Board of Trustees". Retrieved 12 July 2023.
  19. ^ 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 June 12, 2012.
  20. ^ 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. Archived from the original on December 27, 2012. Retrieved June 15, 2012.
  21. ^ "Lauren Bush and David Lauren Tie the Knot". People. September 5, 2011. Retrieved September 5, 2011. Lauren (the former) was named to Vanity Fair's 2009 Best Dressed List.
  22. ^ "The 2009 International Best-Dressed List". Vanity Fair. August 4, 2009.
  23. ^ "David and Lauren Bush Lauren Expecting First Child". People. July 27, 2015. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  24. ^ "Login • Instagram". www.instagram.com. ((cite web)): Cite uses generic title (help)
  25. ^ VanHoose, Benjamin (April 16, 2021). "Lauren Bush Lauren and Husband David Lauren Welcome Baby No. 3, Son Robert Rocky: 'So in Love'". People. Retrieved December 5, 2021.