"I would like to know more about my history; at some point you ask: where did I come from?" says the man who personified the look of wealthy Americana, Ralph Lauren, upon making his first-ever trip to his family's country of origin, Russia. A visit that conveniently coincides with the opening of a Ralph Lauren flagship store in Moscow! Ralph's spawn/heir-apparent David Lauren is quick to insist, however, that the visit "is not just about a store opening - it is very much of an emotional trip," going on to clarify that his father is "not Russian - he is clearly American." Clearly! Far be it from us to question the pride in god or country of a self-hating Jew named Ralph Lifschitz!

Ralph Lauren returns to his Russian roots [IHT]
Related: Ralph Lauren [Wikipedia]