Though for now he is known only by the moniker of “The Prince of Polo,” today it sounds like he soon could become the King.
In an article in Fast Company, David Lauren spoke about his role at his father’s namesake company, where he overlooks global marketing and e-commerce in his position as the head of Ralph Lauren Media.
Of the three Lauren children, David was the only one who wanted to work for the family business (Andrew does film production and Dylan runs a sweetshop empire called Dylan’s Candy Bar when she is not posing for Vogue magazine).
So when 71-year-old Ralph Lauren retires it looks like it will be David who will be taking the reins.
“Maybe” is the response David gave. “Probably” is what it sounded like. Writes Fast Company:
David is happy to discuss certain personal milestones… but he is mum about his future at the company. “My role has been growing every year,” he simply says. “I’m very fortunate.”
His brother Andrew added, “At some point [my father] will say, ‘I can’t do this all the time,’ and it’s not out of the question that one of us would step in… But time will tell. David is succeeding where he is.”
As for Ralph, he merely stated, “David is, and will be, a major person in the company. I can’t say today where we’re going, but David will be very important.”
Hm, sounds like a CEO appointment to us. David even has the approval of the Most Important Person In Fashion, Anna Wintour herself. “It’s never easy to be your own man and your father’s son, but David is absolutely both,” the Vogue editor-in-chief told Fast Company.
We’re just hoping that the big promotion doesn’t come anytime soon, seeing as David will be just a bit busy throwing a fancy schmancy wedding to fiance Lauren Bush and getting to know his high-profile in-laws.