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Ralph Lauren’s car collection goes global

When your hobby becomes your livelihood, you need a new hobby.  Seems like fashion icon Ralph Lauren has been taking that maxim to heart for many years.  All his life, the visionary designer responsible for the iconic Polo brand has also been collecting classic cars.  And not just ordinary classic cars—the most extraordinary cars in the world.  The Paris museum known as the Musée des Arts Décoratifs is currently recognizing Lauren’s automotive eye with an exhibit entitled, The Art of the Automobile: Masterpieces of the Ralph Lauren Collection.  Running from April 28 to August 28, this exhibit will present seventeen classic sports cars from Lauren’s personal collection, including at least one that has influenced his design aesthetic: a 1938 Bugatti 57SC Atlantic Coupé (inset).  This Bugatti–one of four ever built—is valued at close to $40M and served as the inspiration for a $13,000 Ralph Lauren Sporting Watch, pictured here. To see more of Mr. Lauren’s cars, check out Vanity Fair’s photo gallery and the INSIDER article in the current issue of UPTOWN Magazine.


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