Lauren was born on Ocotber 14, 1939 in Bronx, New York to Russian parents. He studied at Baruch College. He has been married to Ricky Anne Low-Beer since 1964. They have three children. His son, David, was married to the granddaughter of George H. W. Bush since 2011.
- Menkes, Suzy (May 14, 2007). "Ralph Lauren returns to his Russian roots". International Herald Tribune. http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/05/14/style/fralph.php. Retrieved 2011-05-01.