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Airedales in Ralph Lauren ads

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From left, Loudwell Purple Heather (Zara) and CH. Loudwell Right Hand Man (Nicol) in 1985 at Heron Bay House, Barbados. Famous fashion photographer Bruce Weber used the two, but primarily Nicol for the new Ralph Lauren ‘Polo’ campaign. Though the dogs were supposed to pose for one hour, Bruce asked for them back day after day for a week. This was one of the episodes where Bruce asked the models to leave so he could shoot the dogs alone.
They had asked for two Boxers, Dobes and Shepherds as well. However, to OUR glee, none of those breeds proved suitable for the Lauren campaign. Bruce used the Airedales exclusively. He later said he wanted to “speak to Ralph about making the Airedale the ‘Polo’ mascot.” Yes! Airedales!
From Airedales in Barbados


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June 13, 2008 at 1:05 pm

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