Ralph Lauren honoured with Smithsonian medal, feted by Hillary Clinton as ‘embodiment of the American dream’

June 17, 2014 9:34 PM

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WASHINGTON — Ralph Lauren’s love for the American flag and American style earned him high honours Tuesday from the Smithsonian Institution, celebrating his five decades in fashion.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton helped present the James Smithson Bicentennial Medal to the designer at the U.S. National Museum of American History following a naturalization ceremony for 15 new U.S. citizens. The award also marks the 200th anniversary of the actual flag that inspi...

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