By Anna Hecht
Updated Oct 14, 2016 @ 8:00 am
Ralph Lauren Birthday Lead
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Happy birthday to Ralph Lauren! Today the iconic designer, who is without a doubt an American classic, turns 77. After devoting nearly 50 years to cementing his spot in the fashion world, Lauren has a long list of career accomplishments to celebrate—and what better way to commemorate the designer on his birthday than with a look back through some of his best looks?

Lauren is known for his empire of a brand, which now includes Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Black, Ralph Lauren Purple, Club Monaco, as well as lifestyle brand Ralph Lauren Home, has expanded his booming business to include everything from fragrances to sportswear. And although he handed off the CEO title in September 2015 to Stefan Larsson, who was Old Navy's global president since 2012, the designer made it clear that he will continue to have an active role within the company.

Lauren recently announced his plans to pen an autobiography about his incredible life and career, which will be released in 2017 to coincide with the label's 50th anniversary.

In honor of Lauren's big day, we're taking a moment to reflect on the some of the designer's best looks—which, if we are honest, were nearly impossible to narrow down. See Hollywood's brightest stars wearing Ralph Lauren on the red carpet here.