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1967 Lauren, at 28, works for Beau Brummell (Yes, that famous tie wear!)

1968Brummel agrees to let Lauren launch a men's wear line called 'Polo'

1969Bloomingdale's gives him his big break, selling the line exclusively

1971Ralph Lauren Corporation launches tailored women's shirts and introduces the iconic Polo player emblem

1972Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California is the site of its first store

1978You can't avoid the new Ralph Lauren fragrances as you enter Bloomingdale's

1997The company goes public on the New York Stock Exchange

2008-PresentRalph Lauren designs the official Opening Ceremony and Closing Ceremony parade outfits for the U.S. Olympic teams

Here's a thread of history about famed fashion designer Ralph Lauren.

Did you know he got his start back in 1967 working Beau Brummell?  Yes, we're talking about that Brummell, the famous tie maker.

Brummel gave him several breaks, including in 1968.  That's when he let Lauren launch a menswear line called 'Polo'.

You might be thinking, the rest is history....  but, you'd be wrong.

Lauren had a number of big breaks during his career.  Find out what they are when you watch TheStreet's new video series Behind the Label.  These little (60 second) videos tell big tales about your favorite companies.

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