polo us Brain Tumor Surgery For Fashion Designer
Ralph Lauren, the fashion designer known for his updated versions of classic English and western clothes, underwent surgery Monday for the removal of what a spokesman for Mr. Lauren described as a benign brain tumor.
The spokesman, Alexander Vreeland, Director of Public Relations for Mr. Lauren’s company, Polo/Ralph Lauren, said Mr. Lauren was recovering ”as well as the doctors expected him to,” adding that the designer was expected to leave the hospital later this week, and return to work in May. The name of the hospital was not disclosed, and Mr. Vreeland declined to provide further information,
citing concerns about Mr. Lauren’s privacy.
Mr. Lauren, who is 47 years old, his wife, Ricky, and three teen age children, have several homes in New York State as well as in Colorado and on the island of Jamaica.
Last year, Mr. Lauren opened a highly successful store that sells his fashions and other products, including home furnishings and cosmetics, in the former Gertrude Rhinelander Waldo mansion at 72d Street and Madison Avenue. The designer’s most recent fashion collection, of women’s clothes for fall,
was shown last week at the St. Regis Hotel in Manhattan.