Ralph Lauren is transporting his most exquisite car collection to the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris for a special exhibit called “The Art of the Automobile: Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection”.
“My philosophy of cars is that I love cars that are timeless. That when you drive them they don’t feel old, as if they don’t have an age.” – Ralph Lauren in WSJ
L’Art de l’automobile. Chefs-d’œuvre de la collection Ralph Lauren
28 April–28 August 2011
Among the major car collections in the world, there is one that stands out more than any other as synonymous with excellence: that of iconic American fashion designer Ralph Lauren. A selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to present day is on view for the first time in Europe at Paris’Musée des Arts Décoratifs. seventeen outstanding cars, chosen by curator Rodolphe Rapetti, and put on display by Jean-Michel Wilmotte, outline the main phases of European automobile history. With this collection, Ralph Lauren shows 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.
Les Arts Décoratifs
107, rue de Rivoli
Alex has written for Vanity Fair, Barrons, Bloomberg and Condé Nast Traveler.