WASHINGTON, DC 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                             CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT
                          TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
                         SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

       Date of report (Date of earliest event reported)   March 24, 2005

                          POLO RALPH LAUREN CORPORATION
             (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

                 (State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)

             001-13057                                   13-2622036
      (Commission File Number)                 (IRS Employer Identification No.)

  650 MADISON AVENUE, NEW YORK, NEW YORK                   10022
 (Address of Principal Executive Offices)                (Zip Code)

                                 (212) 318-7000
              (Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

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         (Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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On March 24, 2005, the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court
affirmed the lower court's March 2004 orders denying the Company's motion to
dismiss Jones Apparel Group, Inc.'s (together with Jones Investment Co., Inc.,
"Jones") claims against the Company for breach of contract in connection with
the termination of the "Lauren" trademark license agreements and granting Jones'
motion for summary judgment in the Company's action for declaratory judgment
that the Lauren license agreements terminated on December 31, 2003.

Jones is seeking $550 million in damages against Polo for Polo's alleged breach
of the Lauren license agreements and for allegedly interfering with former Jones
employee and current Polo employee Jackwyn Nemerov's employment contract with
Jones. The Appellate Division's ruling only related to the Lauren license claim.
The issue of damages on the breach of contract claim has not yet been litigated.


       Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
the Company has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                        POLO RALPH LAUREN CORPORATION

Date:  March 28, 2005                   By: /s/ Tracey T. Travis
                                            Name:   Tracey T. Travis
                                            Title:  Senior Vice President and
                                                    Chief Financial Officer