Ralph Lauren and Oprah Winfrey (in a custom Ralph Lauren gown)
Jessica Alba (in Ralph Lauren)
Diane von Furstenberg
Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan
Uma Thurman and Steve Buscemi
Naomi Watts (in Ralph Lauren)
Uma Thurman (in Ralph Lauren with Fred Leighton jewels)
Kerry Washington (in Ralph Lauren)
Camilla Belle (in Ralph Lauren)
Ralph Lauren and Oprah Winfrey
On Monday, October 24, Lincoln Center presented an unprecedented, one night only evening with Ralph Lauren hosted by Oprah Winfrey, who led a personal and intimate on-stage conversation with Ralph offering a rare look into his public and personal life. The evening included notable guests such as
Anderson Cooper, Brian Williams, Jessica Alba, Michael J. Fox, Naomi Watts, Camilla Belle, Barbara Walters, Matt Lauer, and Uma Thurman.
This extraordinary night that jointly benefited The Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. This theatrical one night only stage production was produced by Darren Bagert, a two-time Tony Award® winning producer.The special multi-media on stage conversation was preceded by a reception and followed by a gala dinner in David H. Koch Theater. This landmark event is the most successful fundraising event in the history of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, raising over $7 million. This event recognized that the art of design is an integral part of American culture and strengthened and augmented fashion related events at Lincoln Center, not only during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week but throughout the year.
Long recognized for his early leadership in the fight against breast cancer, Ralph Lauren, more than 20 years ago, made a personal and corporate commitment to finding a cure for this disease. Mr. Lauren helped established the Nina Hyde Center for Breast Cancer Research at Georgetown University Medical Center and
went on to design the first “target” logo for the Council of Fashion Designers of Americas successful “Fashion Targets Breast Cancer” international awareness campaign. Continuing his efforts, in 2000, he designated his classic icon in pink to the Pink Pony Campaign, a worldwide initiative in the fight against cancer. Pink Pony supports programs for early diagnosis, education, treatment and research and is dedicated to bringing quality cancer care to medically underserved communities. In 2003, Polo Ralph Lauren, partnering with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, established The Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention, a hospital-based cancer treatment facility in Harlem that provides comprehensive education, screening and diagnostic services for breast and other cancers tailored to meet the specific needs of the Harlem community.