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ralphlauren:


1972: THE POLO SHIRT IS INTRODUCED

The original mesh shirt for men features the polo player logo and is available in 24 different colors. The Polo shirt becomes the most iconic item of the “preppy look,” one of the styles Ralph is best known for.

ralphlauren:

1972: THE POLO SHIRT IS INTRODUCED

The original mesh shirt for men features the polo player logo and is available in 24 different colors. The Polo shirt becomes the most iconic item of the “preppy look,” one of the styles Ralph is best known for.

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westampersand:

Last night Sunday October 6, 2014, the world lost an un-paralleled visionary Mr. Geoffrey Holder at the age of 84. Holder’s towering 6’6” frame could barely contain his many talents. He was a dancer, choreographer, actor, composer, 2 time Tony Award Winner, designer, loving husband, father, and painter who used his manifold talents to infuse the arts with the flavor of his native West Indies who significantly impacted the American cultural scene.

I cannot begin to go into his tremendous accomplishments but he is major inspiration of mine. Rest in Power to a true LEGEND. Thank you for breaking down so many boundaries and being such an incomparable man! Mr. Holder is survived by Mrs. Carmen de Lavallade and their son Léo. RIP Mr. Geoffrey Holder.

 -J. West

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melanaholic:

God she is divine an angel.

“Surely the day will come when color means nothing more than the skin tone, when religion is seen uniquely as a way to speak one’s soul; when birth places have the weight of a throw of the dice and all men are born free, when understanding breeds love and brotherhood.” 
― Josephine Baker

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