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Ralph Lifshitz has finally hit the big time, and no we don't mean dressing the world in his Ralph Lauren, Polo, RRL and Rugby brands or being in the top 300 richest people in the world; no, we mean that he's finally made it with suites of his own onboard a cruise ship.
Actually, Oceania Cruises didn't hire him to design what will be the Owner's Suites onboard their new ship Marina, but they did go through an interior design firm run by former Polo execs to outfit the three expensive cabins in Ralph Lauren Home furniture and style.
The press release fills us in:
Upon entering the foyer guests will be struck with a sense of awe, as though they have entered an opulent estate home. Walls of inset Georgian wood paneling are finished in an ivory gloss. Art niches on either side are framed with polished stone and mirrored to reflect the statuary. An ivory marble entryway with a David Hicks inspired black and camel mosaic tile inset is surrounded by plush black carpeting trimmed with a polished nickel metal edge.
The Lauren luxury continues with a lot of faux zebra and faux crocodile and a baby grand piano. The master bathroom itself cost six figures just to create and the ship has a Lalique crystal staircase, so you can imagine how much dough you'll need to sleep in this suite for only a 7-night cruise.
Now all Oceania needs to do is name the next boat after Mr. Lauren himself, and then Ralph can retire in peace, knowing that all his dreams have come true. We're kidding of course?that's our dream.
· Oceana Cruises to Offer Ralph Lauren Appointed Suites (sic) [Luxist]
· Oceania Cruises New Marina to Feature First Suites at Sea Designed by Tocar Featuring Furnishings From Ralph Lauren Home [PR Newswire]