Fashion designer Ralph Lauren may be best known for the way his couture pieces flatter a woman’s curves but he also has a passion for the lines of classic cars and has established himself as one of the world’s major car collectors.
His impressive collection includes a 1938 Bugatti, a 1958 Ferrari Testa Rossa and a 2010 Lamborghini Murielago and are set to be displayed an exhibition in Paris.
Ralph Lauren’s range of cars is something of a museum of automotive history, an archive of performance machines that represent the finest achievements in motorsport. His collection of prestige sports cars from the 1930s to the present day is on show for the first time at the city’s Musée des Arts Décoratifs from April 28 to August 28 and will include 17 outstanding cars, chosen by the curator Rodolphe Rapetti, that outline the main phases of European automobile history.
With this collection Ralph Lauren aims to show that the automobile is a major art form created by the industry’s biggest names: Bugatti, Alfa Romeo, Bentley, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Porsche and of course, Ferrari, the high point of this unique collection.
In this video Ralph Lauren takes us on a personal tour of these stunning cars at his private estate.