Ralph Lauren Corporation (NUSE: RL) pledges its commitment to help restore the elite Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, one of the world’s oldest and most influential, and most beautiful art schools.
Founded in 1648, the school has been a breeding ground for exceptional artistic talent ever since, with illustrious alumni including Renoir, Degas, Monet and Matisse.
Ralph Lauren will dedicate funding fora two-year project that will oversee the restoration and modernisation of the listed building, as part of a broader Beaux-Arts preservation campaign.
The corporation has a rich connection with French heritage and a long standing commitment to philanthropy with a love of Paris. To celebrate the patron sponsorship, the brand will host an exclusive gala dinner in the picturesque courtyard surrounding the L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts in the coming weeks. The event will also feature a special presentation of the Ralph Lauren Fall 2013 Collection, the first time the designer has showcased outside of the US.