Thursday, April 28, 2011

L'Art de L'Automobile

Source: Vanity Fair, A 1958 Ferrari Testa Rosa, center, surrounded by other Ferraris from the 60's, 70's, and 90's.
Like his elegant, timeless and iconic apparel designs, Ralph Lauren had always seen cars as pieces of art.  Vanity Fair's Todd Eberle had a chance to enter the inner sanctum of Ralph Lauren's "museum like" garage and photographed some of his beloved car collections.

This week 17 of his rare and exceptional cars will be on displayed at the Louvre's Musée des Arts Décoratifs for the show entitled: L'Art de l'Automobile.

The show opening car is the 1938 Bugatti Atlantic, a masterpiece that is estimated in the upwards of $32 million.  You'll have to scroll through the post to see it!

Vanity Fair, A 1938 Alfa Romeo Mille Miglia Spyder.

Vanity Fair, In the foreground, a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Alloy Gullwing. (2)

Vanity Fair, A 2006 Bugatti Veyron.  

Vanity Fair, A 2010 Lamborghini Murcielago Super Volece.

 "They're all like children to me... They're all similar, yet very different.  Each one amazing."  - Ralph Lauren

Vanity Fair, A 1955 Morgan +4 Drop Head Coupe.

Vanity Fair, A 1929 Bentley 4 1/4 Litre Blower.

Vanity Fair, Interior of a 1954 Ferrari 375+. (10) A 1965 Ferrari P/23

Vanity Fair, A 1965 Ferrari P2/3.

Vanity Fair, Cockpit of a 1955 Mercedes-Benz steel-body Gullwing.

"A collector sits back and doesn't live with it.  I love every one of them." -Ralph Lauren
Vanity Fair, A 1938 Bugatti Atlantic
The Art of the Automobile runs through August 28, 2011.

Source: Vanity Fair (pictures), Style.Com "The Art of the Automobile"

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