On Wednesday while I was showing some visiting friends the Marais, I found myself crossing the street in front of BHV and noting the massive Ralph Lauren ad that is currently sprawled across the storefront. In front of us was their Spring 2014 Mens Polo ad, consisting of a prepped out teen with shoulder length dreadlocks, completely clad in RL attire. My friend and I took a double take. We both commented that this is something new and a bit surprising for Ralph Lauren. While the dreadlocks certainly contrast with his “all American” Ralph Lauren style, I have to say it kind of works. It brings that preppy surfer look into the mix, which definitely exists. It is cool to see something new for them and I caused me to want to do a bit of my own research on the model. I found that his name is Morgan, 18 years old and signed with Ford Models. The hair is o’natural and he has been modeling with Ralph Lauren for a few seasons now. This is definitely a good look. New, refreshing, and a bit outside of the box. Bravo.
By: Alessandra Trifero