Ralph Lauren, Creator of Fashion Empire, Is Stepping Down as C.E.O

September 29, 2015 8:20 PM

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Ralph Lauren, Creator of Fashion Empire, Is Stepping Down as C.E.O

Ralph Lauren, the quintessential American designer who built a fashion empire based on sweeping fantasies of country-club prep and the Wild West, is stepping down from his post as chief executive of the company.

Taking the helm at Ralph Lauren will be Stefan Larsson, a former H&M executive and president of Old Navy, Gap’s down-market brand, which Mr. Larsson is credited with reviving. Old Navy has consistently been one of the few bright spots in Gap’s brand portfolio since Mr. Larsson, who is Swedish, took ...

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