“It Ain’t Ralph tho…” Well it finally is, Ralph Lauren finally speaks on the infamous Kanye West Sway in the Morning interview that exploded into “It Ain’t Ralph” memes across the country. Style.com has an exclusive interview with Ralph Lauren on a Life in Fashion and His Newest Dream.
Here are some highlights of the interview:
DS: I don’t know if you heard this, but there was a famous radio interview that Kanye West did. He was talking about this clothing line that the host of the show owned, and he said, “It ain’t Ralph, though.” The idea being, it’s not Ralph Lauren level, that Ralph is now a byword for a certain …
RL: Oh. [ laughs] So an adjective. It’s very Ralph.
DS: It ain’t Ralph level.
RL: That’s very cool. Well, that’s great. If I were to cater to Kanye, he would know that I’m catering to him. The fact that I make what I make—he gets it. He gets the quality and he respects it. And I think that’s the key, why I work all the time is to do that. That’s the fun.