For more than four decades, Montauk, New York, has been Ralph and Ricky Lauren’s summertime home away from home. Over the years, they’ve enjoyed countless sunny days on the beach, had family dinners at beloved East Hampton spot Sam’s Bar and Restaurant and gone for rides in Mr. Lauren’s iconic white Jeep with their children, Andrew, David and Dylan. The easygoing fishing town is part of the Lauren family story, and it’s a key inspiration for the Ralph Lauren sensibility.
We’re pleased to continue the connection to Long Island’s East End with these photos by Scott Rudin. There’s no substitute for a sunny summer day on the beach in Montauk and the surrounding area, but Rudin’s spectacular photos—all shot on film—come close.