The Art of the Automobile: Speed, Style and Beauty

Mercedes Benz SSK “Count Trossi” 1930

Mercedes Benz SSK “Count Trossi” 1930

Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 Mille Miglia 1938

Ferrari 250 GTO 1962

1938 Bugatti

1929 Bentley

Jaguar XKD 1955

The Art of the Automobile: Speed, Style and Beauty

Photography by: Michael Furman, Philadelphia

In 1970, Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris, presented a selection of competition cars, Bolides Design. A special jury chose the models with the idea of the car as a design object, a work of art, showing that “art and technique, each at their own level, are the expression of man and his relationship with design.” The Ralph Lauren collection can be seen from the same perspective.

For its first presentation in Europe, the Ralph Lauren Car Collection was recently on exhibition at Les Arts Décoratifs. Among the major car collections in the world, that of iconic American fashion designer Ralph Lauren stands out more than any other as synonymous with excellence. A selection of the most prestigious sports cars from the 1930s to present day outlined 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.

Speed, Style & Beauty: The Ralph Lauren Car Collection

Speed, Style and Beauty: The Ralph Lauren Car Collection‬ (Full Version: Parts 1-5)

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