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Michael Gross's new book, Genuine Authentic: The Real Life of Ralph Lauren, reveals that Lauren had a long-running affair with model Kim Nye, even going to so far as to put her up in an apartment around the corner from his own. The book details the relationship and its repercussions as well as Lauren's personal history. Gross also explores Lauren's controversial decision to change his surname from Lifshitz (proving thereby that in America, even Jewish immigrants can grow up to be Connecticut WASPs.)
Ralph's odorous secret [NY Daily News]