Lincoln Center Presents An Evening with Ralph Lauren Hosted by Oprah Winfrey

Lincoln Center presented an unprecedented evening with Ralph Lauren, one of the world’s most recognized design and global business leaders, hosted by Oprah Winfrey, on October 24, that jointly benefited The Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Ralph Lauren was joined on stage by Oprah Winfrey who led a personal and intimate conversation with him offering a rare look into the life of an intriguing public, yet very private, cultural icon. 



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This special multi-media on stage conversation was preceded by a reception and followed by a gala dinner in Alice Tully Hall and Avery Fisher Hall. This

landmark event served to recognize that the art of design is an integral part of American culture and also strengthened and augmented fashion related events at Lincoln Center, not only during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week but throughout the year. Long recognized for his early leadership in the fight against breast cancer, Ralph Lauren, more than 20 years ago, made a personal and corporate commitment to finding a cure for this disease. Mr. Lauren helped establish the Nina Hyde Center for Breast Cancer Research at Georgetown University Medical Center and went on to design the first “target” logo for the Council of Fashion Designers of Americas successful “Fashion Targets Breast Cancer” international awareness campaign. 
Some of the notables attending this private event included Ralph Lauren’s family, Anna Wintour, Barbara Walters, Brian Williams, Charlie Rose, Commissioner Ray Kelly, Donna Karan, Martha Stewart, Uma Thurman, Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan and Dr. Mehmet Oz.
About The Ralph Lauren Cancer for Care Center and Prevention:
The Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention is a community-based center for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer through new models of patient care, research, education and outreach designed to address the unique needs of the community. The Center, made possible by a generous gift from the Ralph Lauren Corporation, is a partnership with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and located in Harlem, New York.
About Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts:
Lincoln Center, the world’s largest performing arts center, is home to the finest in performing arts, celebrating artistic achievement of the highest order. Nearing completion of an unprecedented physical transformation to make its campus more open and accessible for the 5 million people who visit each year, Lincoln Center also is utilizing innovative digitial technology and social media channels to share its superb performances and events with the largest possible audience. For more information please visit


(source: Lincoln Center)